Update of commons logging libraries causes EventCounter to count logging events incorrectly

Key: HADOOP-7055
URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7055
Project: Hadoop Common
Issue Type: Bug
Components: metrics
Affects Versions: 0.21.0
Reporter: Jingguo Yao

Hadoop 0.20.2 uses commons logging 1.0.4. EventCounter works correctly with this version of commons logging. Hadoop 0.21.0 uses commons logging 1.1.1 which causes EventCounter to count logging events incorrectly. I have verified it with Hadoop 0.21.0. After start-up of hadoop, I checked jvmmetrics.log after several minutes. In every metrics record, "logError=0, logFatal=0, logInfo=3, logWarn=0" was shown. The following text is an example.

jvm.metrics: hostName=jingguolin, processName=DataNode, sessionId=, gcCount=3, gcTimeMillis=31, logError=0, logFatal=0, logInfo=3, logWarn=0, maxMemoryM=888.9375, memHeapCommittedM=38.0625, memHeapUsedM=3.6539612, memNonHeapCommittedM=18.25, memNonHeapUsedM=11.335686, threadsBlocked=0, threadsNew=0, threadsRunnable=8, threadsTerminated=0, threadsTimedWaiting=6, threadsWaiting=6

Then I stopped hadoop and replaced commons logging 1.1.1 with 1.0.4. After the re-start of hadoop, a lot of logging events showed up in jvmmetrics.log.

I have checked the source code of Log4JLogger for both 1.0.4 (http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/commons/proper/logging/tags/LOGGING_1_0_4/src/java/org/apache/commons/logging/impl/Log4JLogger.java?view=markup) and 1.1.1 (http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/commons/proper/logging/tags/commons-logging-1.1.1/src/java/org/apache/commons/logging/impl/Log4JLogger.java?view=markup). For 1.0.4, Level instances such as Level.INFO are used to construct LoggingEvent. But for 1.1.1, Priority instances such as Priority.INFO are used to construct LoggingEvent. So 1.1.1 version's event.getLevel() always returns Priority instances. EventCounter append method's "==" check always fails between a Level instance and a Priority instance. For "logInfo=3" metrics records produced by commons logging 1.1.1., I think that these 3 logging events are produced by log4j code directly instead of through commons logging API. The following code is EventCounter's append method.

public void append(LoggingEvent event) {
Level level = event.getLevel();
if (level == Level.INFO) {
else if (level == Level.WARN) {
else if (level == Level.ERROR) {
else if (level == Level.FATAL) {


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