[pulseaudio-discuss] Logging startup of the first instance...

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Fri Jun 8 21:53:00 PDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 15:04 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
> Sometimes I have users who complain about some problem, but after a 
> "pulseaudio -k" the problem is gone. Therefore asking them to restart 
> pulseaudio with -vvvv switch will not give any information about the error.
>   * I could log to syslog (the default), but once I enable debug level 
> log, the syslog daemon can start to ratelimit, especially during the 
> startup phase of pulseaudio.
>   * I could log to file, but then that file would quickly get 
> overwritten, as soon as pulseaudio restarts.
> Is there a trick I'm missing here?

None that I know of. I've seen an approach where the log file name with
timestamp is generated by the init script (system-wide mode was used),
but that's probably not always doable (generating the timestamp when
autospawning would probably be impossible).

> Or would it be possible to add some 
> kind of expansion to the log file name to make the files unique?

Sounds fine to me.


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