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Logger initialized with foreign class

Reports Logger instances initialized with a class literal other than the class the Logger resides in.

This can happen when copy-pasting from another class. It may result in logging events under an unexpected category and incorrect filtering.

Use the inspection options to specify the logger factory classes and methods recognized by this inspection.


class AnotherService class MyService { private val logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger( }

After the quick-fix is applied:

class MyService { private val logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger( }

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Kotlin | Logging

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Logger initialized with foreign class inspection, and the reference of their default values.


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Kotlin, 241.18072-IJ

Last modified: 18 June 2024