Change CVMFS logging output

I’m trying to move the cvmfs2 output from /var/log/messages into another file. I’ve tried the following on an AlmaLinux 9 host with cvmfs version 2.11.2.

  • Add the following to autofs.service
  • Adding the following to autofs.service and then creating a /etc/rsyslog.d/autofs.conf file
# cat /etc/rsyslog.d/autofs.conf
if $programname == 'w' then /var/log/cvmfs.log
& stop

Neither seem to work. I didn’t find any logging options in the cvmfs docs that would do what I’m looking for. And I’m not sure if I’ve configured something incorrectly, it’s understood this wouldn’t work and I require something else to move the cvmfs2 output from /var/log/messages.

I don’t want to get rid of the logs. I want to move them to another file so /var/log/messages is easier to parse without sifting through cvmfs output and cvmfs output is easier to sift through without syslog output.

Hi David,

I think this is configurable in CVMFS! Try the


option. If that does not work, let us know.

I must have missed that option when I was going through the cvmfs documentation. I tried it and it works as you say for us. Thank you!

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