RFR: JDK-7184195 - java.util.logging.Logger.getGlobal().info() doesn't log without configuration

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Mon Jul 1 17:57:32 UTC 2013

On 7/1/13 6:25 AM, Daniel Fuchs wrote:
>> Looks good in general.  Some comments:
>> Logger.global is deprecated.  In LogManager static initializer, we
>> should have @SuppressWarnings("deprecation") on Logger.global (probably
>> need to define a local variable) to suppress the warning and together
>> with your comment it will make it clear that accessing this deprecated
>> field is intentional.
> Right. I can do that. But I don't see any warnings when compiling
> (with make) - maybe they're turned out by default?

Deprecation and a few other javac warnings are disabled (see 
>> As you pointed out, the same pattern is used in the checkPermission()
>> method.  Might be worth having a private getManager() method to replace
>> direct access to the manager field in the Logger class - just a thought
>> to prevent similar bug from happening again.
> Well - hmm - I'd prefer to do that in a later cleanup.
> I'd want first to analyze all the places where manager is used.
> Plus there is Peter's suggestion about changing the dynamics
> between LogManager & Logger.
> Both are excellent suggestions but I think I'd like to dedicate
> a whole changeset for this kind of cleanup, without mixing it
> with bug fix.

Agree.  It's good to do it in a separate fix especially it may involve 
untangling the Logger and LogManager initialization.


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