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Bug 971361 - RF-Info mcelog /var/log/mcelog
Summary: RF-Info mcelog /var/log/mcelog
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mcelog
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Prarit Bhargava
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-06 11:06 UTC by Frank Murphy
Modified: 2014-02-05 21:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 21:42:14 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Frank Murphy 2013-06-06 11:06:23 UTC
Description of problem: Need to create specific /var/log/mcelog
to keep an eye on a server

modified /etc/mcelog/mcelog.setup
added --logfile=/var/log/mcelog
likewise mcelog.service
touch /var/log/mcelog

systemctl --system daemon-reload
systemctl restart mcelog

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
systemctl status mcelog.service
mcelog.service - Machine Check Exception Logging Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/mcelog.service; enabled)
   Active: inactive (dead) since Thu 2013-06-06 11:49:12 IST; 9min ago
  Process: 7890 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/mcelog --daemon --foreground --ascii --logfile=/var/log/mcelog --no-syslog (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 7887 ExecStartPre=/etc/mcelog/mcelog.setup (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Jun 06 11:49:12 torrent.frankly3d.home systemd[1]: Starting Machine Check Exception Logging Daemon...
Jun 06 11:49:12 torrent.frankly3d.home systemd[1]: Started Machine Check Exception Logging Daemon.

How reproducible: A number of reboots on this box.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. as above

Actual results: service inactive

Expected results: active and using /var/log/mcelog

Additional info: If I erase --foreground, and restart mcelog.service
I get:
Jun  6 11:25:56 torrent systemd[1]: Started Machine Check Exception Logging Daemon.
Jun  6 11:25:56 torrent mcelog: Kernel does not support page offline interface

Uncertain if this is a bug, but should it not log to /var*

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