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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 encounters.

       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 files.

       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 problems.


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


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