Interpreting Console Content

nealt

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Does anyone know a source for interpreting the various messages in the Console program especially the ones that report some type of error? As an example:
2/26/15 2:59:36.000 PM kernel[0]: jnl: disk5s2: replay_journal: from: 4319232 to: 4418048 (joffset 0x1461000)

and
2/26/15 2:59:36.346 PM fseventsd[20]: disk logger: failed to open output file…
 

nealt

Registered
No. There are thousands of Console messages that are displayed even when everything is ok on any Mac. It would be nice to have a dictionary of these messages. Everything is running fine on my computer at the moment. But one would like to prevent future problems. For instance this is interesting:
3/11/15 10:24:28.099 AM sandboxd[316]: ([706]) com.apple.WebKit(706) deny file-write-unlink /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/nealnt/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.WebKit.Plugin.64.savedState/restorecount.plist

Probably means nothing but who knows.
 

Whitehill

Registered
Whenever some trivial thing misbehaves on my Mac, the usual first advice is: Check the console for unusual entries. After doing that, I'm more scared than I was before. I get zillions of these and similar items.

3/13/15 7:01:05.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: com.apple.Safari(79312) deny file-read-data /

Sooner or later I expect to see "disk full" errors just because of the size of the logs.
 

Giaguara

Chmod 760
Staff member
Mod
Teh console messages take time to learn their meaning - and most of them can be ignored.
A lot depends on the verbosity levels too.
I would need a lot more to find more about the issues causing your short line of error message.
 
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