The bos getlog command displays on the standard output stream the
specified log file from the machine named by the -server argument. The
BOS Server fetches the log file from the /var/log/openafs directory unless
an alternate pathname is provided as part of the -file argument.
Log files can grow quite large, especially for the database server
processes. To keep them to a manageable size, periodically either use the
UNIX rm command to truncate each log file, or use the bos restart
command to restart each process.
It can take up to five minutes after the file is removed or process
restarted for the space occupied by a log file to become available.
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine from which to retrieve the log file.
Identify the machine by IP address or its host name (either
fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).
-file <log file to examine>
Names the log file to display. If a filename only is provided, the BOS
Server fetches the log file from the /var/log/openafs directory; the
standard values are:
The Authentication Server (kaserver) log file.
The Backup Server (buserver) log file.
The BOS Server (bosserver) log file.
The File Server (fileserver) log file.
The Salvager (salvager) log file.
The Volume Location (VL) Server (vlserver) log file.
The Volume Server (volserver) log file.
If a pathname and filename are provided, the log file is retrieved from
the indicated directory. Partial pathnames are interpreted relative to the
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument
with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter presents the
ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this
flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are
The output is preceded by the line
Fetching log file '<filename>'...
The remainder of the output depends on the particular log file.
The following example displays the FileLog file from the machine
% bos getlog -server fs3.abc.com -file FileLog
Fetching log file 'FileLog'...
Sun Nov 8 04:00:34 1998 File server starting
Sun Nov 8 04:00:39 1998 Partition /vicepa: attached 21 volumes;
0 volumes not attached
Sun Nov 8 04:00:40 1998 File Server started Sun Nov 8 04:00:40
Mon Nov 9 21:45:06 1998 CB: RCallBack (zero fid probe in host.c)
failed for host 28cf37c0.22811
The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the
machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a server
machine as the local superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is
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