When trying to combine a composite configuration with automatic reload, it fails to reload.
When an XmlConfiguration is reloaded it calls XmlConfiguration.reconfigure() which sets the rootElement field, and everything is fine.
When a CompositeConfiguration is reloaded, it doesn't call reconfigure() on the XmlConfigurations. This means when it tries to start the config XmlConfiguration.setup() is called and rootElement is null, resulting in an error message "No logging configuration".
End result is the config isn't loaded and there's no more logging.
To reproduce, it doesn't matter what is in the configurations. Just need at least 2 XML configs in the log4j.configurationFile property and the monitorInterval set.
(Ps. my first ticket)