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The logging tag can be at most 23 characters

Since update AS 1.1 Preview 2, I’m getting red lines under all my Log messages

Log.d(TAG, "message");

With message: “The logging tag can be at most 23 characters..“.

I didn’t update anything fundamentally, except Android Studio itself. Is this a bug?

No, it’s not a bug.

From Android Studio’s Recent Changes on 1.1 Preview 2,

Checks that the tag passed to the logging calls, if its value can be resolved, is at most 23 characters long (as required by the Logging API.)

logging tag was 31

As shortly explained on the recent changes, it’s due to how Log API doesn’t allow tag that exceeds 23 characters.

SLF4J Android has an explanation to this:

[…] the length of such tags is currently limited to 23 characters (23 = 32 – 8 for namespace prefix – 1 for C terminator)

which matches the Android’s source code.

Currently, the only function that explicitly mentions this exception is Log.isLoggable(),

Throws

IllegalArgumentException is thrown if the tag.length() > 23.

However, based on the comments, apparently the logger does throw the exception on release mode (it’s ignored in debug mode).

You can disable the lint checking by following Terence’s answer, but you’ve been warned.