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  1. Kafka
  2. KAFKA-6313

Kafka Core should have explicit SLF4J API dependency



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.1.0
    • Component/s: core
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      In an application that depends on the Kafka server artifacts with:


      and then running the server programmatically, the following error occurs:

      [2017-11-23 01:01:45,029] INFO Shutting down producer (kafka.producer.Producer:63)
      [2017-11-23 01:01:45,051] INFO Closing all sync producers (kafka.producer.ProducerPool:63)
      [2017-11-23 01:01:45,052] INFO Producer shutdown completed in 23 ms (kafka.producer.Producer:63)
      [2017-11-23 01:01:45,052] INFO [KafkaServer id=1] shutting down (kafka.server.KafkaServer:63)
      [2017-11-23 01:01:45,057] ERROR [KafkaServer id=1] Fatal error during KafkaServer shutdown. (kafka.server.KafkaServer:161)
      java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/slf4j/event/Level
      	at kafka.utils.CoreUtils$.swallow$default$3(CoreUtils.scala:83)
      	at kafka.server.KafkaServer.shutdown(KafkaServer.scala:520)
      Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.slf4j.event.Level
      	at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:359)
      	at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:348)
      	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
      	at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:347)
      	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:425)
      	at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:312)
      	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:358)
      	... 25 more

      It appears that KAFKA-1044 and this PR removed the use of Log4J from Core but added use of the org.slf4j.event.Level in CoreUtils.scala. The org.slf4j.event.Level class is in the org.slf4j:slf4j-api artifact, which is currently not included in the dependencies of org.apache.kafka:kafka_2.11:1.1.0-SNAPSHOT. Because this is needed by the server, the SLF4J API library probably needs to be added to the dependencies.

      Viktor Somogyi-Vass and Ismael Juma, was this intentional, or is it intended that the SLF4J API be marked as provided? BTW, I marked this as CRITICAL just because this probably needs to be sorted out before the release.

      Update: As the comments below explain, the actual problem is a bit different to what is in the JIRA description.


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                rhauch Randall Hauch
                rhauch Randall Hauch
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