The BosLog file records a trace of Basic OverSeer (BOS) Server
(bosserver process) operations on the local machine and describes any
error conditions it encounters.
If the BosLog file does not already exist in the /var/openafs/logs
directory when the BOS Server starts, the server process creates it and
writes initial start-up messages to it. If there is an existing file, the
BOS server renames it to BosLog.old, overwriting the existing
BosLog.old file if it exists.
The file is in ASCII format. Administrators listed in the
/usr/local/etc/openafs/server/UserList file can use the bos getlog command to display
its contents. Alternatively, log onto the 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 BosLog file grant the required r
(read) permission to all users.
The BOS 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.