SalvageLog - Traces Salvager operations


The SalvageLog file records a trace of Salvager (salvager process) operations on the local machine and describes any error conditions it encounters.

If the SalvageLog file does not already exist in the /usr/afs/logs directory when the Salvager starts, the process creates it and writes initial start-up messages to it. If there is an existing file, the Salvager renames is to SalvageLog.old, overwriting the existing SalvageLog.old file if it exists.

When the Salvager is salvaging an entire file server, it creates a separate log file for each partition it starts salvaging. That file will be named SalvageLog.job where job is a job number that will normally (but is not guaranteed to) correspond to the index of the partition being salvaged. Once salvaging of all partitions is complete, the Salvager will accumulate all the partition-specific log files, append them to SalvageLog, and then remove the partition-specific files.

The file is in ASCII format. Administrators listed in the /usr/afs/etc/UserList file can use the bos getlog command to display its contents. Alternatively, log onto the file server machine and use a text editor or a file display command such as the UNIX cat command. By default, the mode bits on the SalvageLog file grant the required r (read) permission to all users.

The Salvager records operations only as it completes them, and cannot recover from failures by reviewing the file. The log contents are useful for administrative evaluation of process failures and other problems.


UserList(5), bos_getlog(8), salvager(8)


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