The FileLog file records a trace of File Server (fileserver process)
operations on the local machine and describes any error conditions it
If the FileLog file does not already exist in the
/var/openafs/logs 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
/usr/local/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.