[pulseaudio-discuss] main.c: daemon startup failed.

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Apr 14 09:32:50 PDT 2008

On Mon, 14.04.08 12:19, Sean McNamara (smcnam at gmail.com) wrote:

> Not to split hairs or anything, but, if someone were to do the following 
> in daemon.conf:
> log-level = error
> would that mean that passing -vvvv in the command line would bump it 
> from error -> warning -> notice -> info -> debug? Notice, four arrows, 
> four v's. From the pulse-daemon.conf manpage:
> "log-level= Log level, one of debug, info, notice, warning, error. Log 
> messages with a lower log level than specified  here  are  not  logged.  
> Defaults  to notice. The --log-level command line option takes 
> precedence. The -v command line option might alter this setting."
> I have set the log-level to error before, in other daemon programs, on a 
> system with very constrained disk space, where /var was mounted on NAND. 
> So I can imagine a marginal use case for this.
> So, not to justify my point or anything, but -vvvv is the safest option 
> to have someone try if you don't know their daemon.conf settings :) 
> Otherwise, -vv with log-level = error would just go error -> warning -> 
> notice, and not give us any infos or debugs. Even -vv with log-level = 
> warning would only give us up to infos.
> Of course, in this situation it seems the OP didn't modify the default 
> conf files *at all* until we started to help him out, so -vv might've 
> been a safe assumption. Splitting even more hairs ;-)

Ok, you won. ;-)


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