bos_status - Displays the status of server processes
bos status -server <machine name> [-instance <server process name>+]
[-long] [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]
bos stat -s <machine name> [-i <server process name>+]
[-lon] [-c <cell name>] [-n] [-loc] [-h]
The bos status command reports the status of processes on the
server machine named by the -server argument, either
All of the AFS server processes listed in the
Only these processes named by the -instance argument
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine for which to report server process
status. Identify the machine by IP address or its host name (either
fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).
Names each process for which to report status. Use the process name
assigned with the -instance argument to the bos
command. The output from the bos status command lists the
Produces more detailed status information.
-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 bos(8).
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 bos(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
The output for a process includes at least one line, which reports one of
the following as the process's current status:
"currently running normally". The process's status
flag in the BosConfig file is "Run". For
cron entries, this message indicates only that the command is
scheduled to run, not necessarily that it was executing when the bos
status command was issued.
"disabled". The process is not running, and its
BosConfig status flag is "NotRun".
"temporarily disabled". The process is not running
although its status flag in the BosConfig file is
"Run". Either an administrator used the bos
shutdown command to stop it, or the
BOS Server stopped trying to restart it after numerous failed
attempts. In the second case, the auxiliary message is "stopped for
too many errors".
"temporarily enabled". The process is running although its
status flag in the BosConfig file is "NotRun". An
administrator has used the bos startup command to start it.
If one of the following special circumstances applies to the process, the
indicated message appears in its entry:
"has core file". The process failed and created a core
file in the /var/log/openafs directory. If the BOS Server was
able to restart the process after the failure, the primary status is
"currently running normally".
"stopped for too many errors". The reason for the primary
status "temporarily disabled" is that the BOS Server's attempts
to restart the process all failed.
The entry for the fs process always includes a second line to
report the process's "Auxiliary status", which is one of the
"file server running". The File Server and Volume Server
components of the File Server process are running normally.
"salvaging file system". The Salvager is running, so the
File Server and Volume Server are temporarily disabled. The BOS Server
restarts them as soon as the Salvager is finished.
The entry for a cron process includes an "Auxiliary
status" that reports when the command will next execute.
If the -long flag is used, each entry includes the following
The process's type ("simple", "fs", or
The day and time the process last started or restarted.
The number of "proc starts", which is how many times the BOS
Server has started or restarted the process since it started itself.
The "Last exit" time when the process (or one of the component
processes in the fs process) last terminated. This line does
not appear if the process has not terminated since the BOS Server
The "Last error exit" time when the process (or one of the
component processes in the fs process) last failed due to an
error. A further explanation such as "due to shutdown request"
sometimes appears. This line does not appear if the process has not
failed since the BOS Server started.
Each command that the BOS Server invokes to start the process, as
specified by the -cmd argument to the bos create
The pathname of the notifier program that the BOS Server invokes when the
process terminates (if any), as specified by the -notifier argument
to the bos create command.
If the -long flag is provided and the BOS Server discovers that
the mode bits on files and subdirectories in the local /usr/afs
directory differ from the expected values, it prints the following warning
Bosserver reports inappropriate access on server directories
The following chart summarizes the expected mode bit settings. A
question mark indicates that the BOS Server does not check that bit.
The following example command displays the status of processes on the
% bos status fs3.abc.com
Instance buserver, currently running normally.
Instance kaserver, currently running normally.
Instance ptserver, currently running normally.
Instance vlserver, currently running normally.
Instance fs, has core file, currently running normally.
Auxiliary status is: file server running.
Instance upserver, currently running normally.
Instance runntp, currently running normally.
The following example command displays a detailed status report for the
fs and ptserver processes on the machine
% bos status -server fs1.abc.com -instance fs ptserver -long
Instance fs, (type is fs), currently running normally.
Auxiliary status is: file server running.
Process last started at Wed Jan 7 5:34:49 1998 (3 proc starts)
Last exit at Wed Jan 7 5:34:49 1998
Last error exit at Wed Jan 7 5:34:49 1998, due to shutdown
Command 1 is '/usr/lib/openafs/fileserver'
Command 2 is '/usr/lib/openafs/volserver'
Command 3 is '/usr/lib/openafs/salvager'
Instance ptserver, (type is simple) currently running normally.
Process last started at Tue Jan 6 8:29:19 1998 (1 proc starts)
Command 1 is '/usr/lib/openafs/ptserver'
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