bos_status - Displays the status of server processes
bos status -server <machine name> [-instance <server process name>+]
[-long] [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]
bos stat -s <machine name> [-i <server process name>+] [-lon]
[-c <cell name>] [-n] [-loc] [-h]
The bos status command reports the status of processes on the server
machine named by the -server argument, either
· All of the AFS server processes listed in the
· Only these processes named by the -instance argument
-server <machine name>
Indicates the server machine for which to report server process
status. Identify the machine by IP address or its host name (either
fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see
Names each process for which to report status. Use the process name
assigned with the -instance argument to the bos command. The output
from the bos status command lists the names.
Produces more detailed status information.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this
argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The bos command interpreter
presents the ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication.
Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For
more details, see bos(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
The output for a process includes at least one line, which reports one
of the following as the process’s current status:
· "currently running normally". The process’s status flag in the
BosConfig file is "Run". For cron entries, this message indicates
only that the command is scheduled to run, not necessarily that it
was executing when the bos status command was issued.
· "disabled". The process is not running, and its BosConfig status
flag is "NotRun".
· "temporarily disabled". The process is not running although its
status flag in the BosConfig file is "Run". Either an administrator
used the bos shutdown command to stop it, or the
· BOS Server stopped trying to restart it after numerous failed
attempts. In the second case, the auxiliary message is "stopped for
too many errors".
· "temporarily enabled". The process is running although its status
flag in the BosConfig file is "NotRun". An administrator has used
the bos startup command to start it.
If one of the following special circumstances applies to the process,
the indicated message appears in its entry:
· "has core file". The process failed and created a core file in the
/var/log/openafs directory. If the BOS Server was able to restart
the process after the failure, the primary status is "currently
· "stopped for too many errors". The reason for the primary status
"temporarily disabled" is that the BOS Server’s attempts to
restart the process all failed.
The entry for the fs process always includes a second line to report
the process’s "Auxiliary status", which is one of the following:
· "file server running". The File Server and Volume Server components
of the File Server process are running normally.
· "salvaging file system". The Salvager is running, so the File
Server and Volume Server are temporarily disabled. The BOS Server
restarts them as soon as the Salvager is finished.
The entry for a cron process includes an "Auxiliary status" that
reports when the command will next execute.
If the -long flag is used, each entry includes the following additional
· The process’s type ("simple", "fs", or "cron").
· The day and time the process last started or restarted.
· The number of "proc starts", which is how many times the BOS Server
has started or restarted the process since it started itself.
· The "Last exit" time when the process (or one of the component
processes in the fs process) last terminated. This line does not
appear if the process has not terminated since the BOS Server
· The "Last error exit" time when the process (or one of the
component processes in the fs process) last failed due to an error.
A further explanation such as "due to shutdown request" sometimes
appears. This line does not appear if the process has not failed
since the BOS Server started.
· Each command that the BOS Server invokes to start the process, as
specified by the -cmd argument to the bos create command.
· The pathname of the notifier program that the BOS Server invokes
when the process terminates (if any), as specified by the -notifier
argument to the bos create command.
If the -long flag is provided and the BOS Server discovers that the
mode bits on files and subdirectories in the local /usr/afs directory
differ from the expected values, it prints the following warning
Bosserver reports inappropriate access on server directories
The following chart summarizes the expected mode bit settings. A
question mark indicates that the BOS Server does not check that bit.
The following example command displays the status of processes on the
% bos status fs3.abc.com
Instance buserver, currently running normally.
Instance kaserver, currently running normally.
Instance ptserver, currently running normally.
Instance vlserver, currently running normally.
Instance fs, has core file, currently running normally.
Auxiliary status is: file server running.
Instance upserver, currently running normally.
Instance runntp, currently running normally.
The following example command displays a detailed status report for the
fs and ptserver processes on the machine fs1.abc.com.
% bos status -server fs1.abc.com -instance fs ptserver -long
Instance fs, (type is fs), currently running normally.
Auxiliary status is: file server running.
Process last started at Wed Jan 7 5:34:49 1998 (3 proc starts)
Last exit at Wed Jan 7 5:34:49 1998
Last error exit at Wed Jan 7 5:34:49 1998, due to shutdown
Command 1 is '/usr/lib/openafs/fileserver'
Command 2 is '/usr/lib/openafs/volserver'
Command 3 is '/usr/lib/openafs/salvager'
Instance ptserver, (type is simple) currently running normally.
Process last started at Tue Jan 6 8:29:19 1998 (1 proc starts)
Command 1 is '/usr/lib/openafs/ptserver'
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