Custom source in flume


I have created a custom source for flume and copied the jar files in the following locations :

 mkdir -p /usr/lib/flume-ng/plugins.d/MyFlumeSource/lib/MyFlumeSource.jar

 chown -R flume:flume /var/lib/flume-ng/

Also in /etc/flume-ng/conf/


Updated the Flume configuration file as

 # Name the components on this agent 
tail1.sources = seq-source  
tail1.channels = mem-channel
tail1.sinks = hdfs-sink

# Describe/configure Source
tail1.sources.seq-source.type = org.custom.flume.source.MySource

# Describe the sink
tail1.sinks.hdfs-sink.type = hdfs
tail1.sinks.hdfs-sink.hdfs.path = /user/flume
tail1.sinks.hdfs-sink.hdfs.filePrefix = log
tail1.sinks.hdfs-sink.hdfs.rollInterval = 0
tail1.sinks.hdfs-sink.hdfs.rollCount = 10000
tail1.sinks.hdfs-sink.hdfs.fileType = DataStream

# Use a channel which buffers events in file
tail1.channels.mem-channel.type = memory
tail1.channels.mem-channel.capacity = 1000
tail1.channels.mem-channel.transactionCapacity = 100

# Bind the source and sink to the channel
tail1.sources.seq-source.channels = mem-channel = mem-channel

Trying to run the flume agent as

flume-ng agent  --conf /var/lib/flume-ng/plugins.d/MyFlumeSource/lib/MyFlumeSource.jar --conf-file /etc/flume-ng/conf/ --name tail1

flume-ng agent --conf-file /etc/flume-ng/conf/ --name tail1

In both cases I am getting the following error :

 ERROR node.PollingPropertiesFileConfigurationProvider: Failed to load configuration data. Exception follows.
org.apache.flume.FlumeException: Unable to create source: seq-source, type: org.custom.flume.source.MySource, class: org.custom.flume.source.MySource
        at org.apache.flume.source.DefaultSourceFactory.create(
        at org.apache.flume.node.AbstractConfigurationProvider.loadSources(
        at org.apache.flume.node.AbstractConfigurationProvider.getConfiguration(
        at org.apache.flume.node.PollingPropertiesFileConfigurationProvider$
        at java.util.concurrent.Executors$
        at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.runAndReset(
        at java.util.concurrent.ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor$ScheduledFutureTask.access$301(
        at java.util.concurrent.ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor$
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
Caused by: java.lang.InstantiationException
        at sun.reflect.InstantiationExceptionConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
        at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(
        at java.lang.Class.newInstance(
        at org.apache.flume.source.DefaultSourceFactory.create(
        ... 10 more

If any one aware of it please help me.

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