I'm trying to write a poc with Log4j 2.1, where distributed processes are logging to a remote server. The server is currently running the bundled TcpSocketServer.createSerializedSocketServer with a custom layout plugin.
A process is logging an exception. I can then see in the custom layout plugin at the log server that the LogEvent doesn't contain a thrown, but that it contains a thrownProxy. So far so good. I'm then trying to get hold of a String representation of the message + stacktrace. I thought that I would be able to e.g invoke ThrowableProxy.getExtendedStackTraceAsString(), but that causes a NullPointerException since the throwable in the ThrowableProxy also is null after deserialization. Looks like ThrowableProxy assumes that throwable isn't null in a few methods.
The exception that is logged by the client process is a simple new Exception("A message");
The pom.xml that I'm using:
The stacktrace that I get in the server:
To invoke ThrowableProxy. getExtendedStackTrace() and format the stacktrace + message with my own format methods.