DESCRIPTIONThe FileLog file records a trace of File Server (fileserver process) operations on the local machine and describes any error conditions it encounters.
If the FileLog file does not already exist in the /var/log/openafs directory when the File Server starts, the server process creates it and writes initial start-up messages to it. If there is an existing file, the File Server renames it to FileLog.old, overwriting the existing FileLog.old file if it exists.
The file is in ASCII format. Administrators listed in the /etc/openafs/server/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 FileLog file grant the required "r" (read) permission to all users.
The File Server 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.
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