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       SalvageLog - Traces Salvager operations


       The SalvageLog file records a trace of Salvager (salvager process)
       operations on the local machine and describes any error conditions it

       If the SalvageLog file does not already exist in the /var/log/openafs
       directory when the Salvager starts, the process creates it and writes
       initial start-up messages to it. If there is an existing file, the
       Salvager renames is to SalvageLog.old, overwriting the existing
       SalvageLog.old file if it exists.

       When the Salvager is salvaging an entire file server, it creates a
       separate log file for each partition it starts salvaging. That file
       will be named SalvageLog.job where job is a job number that will
       normally (but is not guaranteed to) correspond to the index of the
       partition being salvaged. Once salvaging of all partitions is complete,
       the Salvager will accumulate all the partition-specific log files,
       append them to SalvageLog, and then remove the partition-specific

       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 SalvageLog file grant the
       required "r" (read) permission to all users.

       The Salvager 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


       UserList(5), bos_getlog(8), salvager(8)


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