acrnlog is a userland tool used to capture an ACRN hypervisor log. It runs
as a Service VM service at boot, capturing two kinds of logs:
log of the running hypervisor
log of the last running hypervisor if it crashed and the logs remain
Log files are saved in
/var/log/acrnlog/, so the log files would be lost
after a system reset.
acrnlog tool is launched as a service at boot, and limited to
supporting four 1MB log files by default. You can change this log file
limitation temporarily or permanently.
specify a polling interval (ms). Once buffer is empty, acrnlog stops and starts reading in specified interval. If an incomplete log warning is reported, please try with a smaller interval to get a complete log.
limit the size of each log file, in KB. 0 means no limitation.
specify the number of log files to keep, old files would be deleted.
Temporary Log File Changes¶
You can temporarily change the log file setting by following these steps:
sudo systemctl disable acrnlog
acrnlog, running in the background, and specify the new number of log files and their size (in MB). For example:
sudo acrnlog -n 8 -s 4 &
You can use the
loglevel command in the hypervisor shell (not the Service
VM shell) to query or dynamically override the hypervisor log level
configuration settings made in the ACRN Configurator tool to the
hv.DEBUG_OPTIONS.NPK_LOGLEVEL options. If the
system is rebooted, these log level settings will return to the
values set by the ACRN Configurator.
mem_loglevel parameter controls the log to be saved using
acrnlog, while the
console_loglevel parameter controls the log
output to the console. For example, in the hypervisor shell you
can use these commands:
ACRN:\>loglevel console_loglevel: 3, mem_loglevel: 5, npk_loglevel: 5 ACRN:\>loglevel 2 5 ACRN:\>loglevel console_loglevel: 2, mem_loglevel: 5, npk_loglevel: 5
Permanent Log File Changes¶
You can permanently change the log file settings by
/usr/lib/systemd/system/acrnlog.service and use the
-s options on the
ExecStart cmd, and restart the service.
acrnlog.service could have these parameters added:
ExecStart=/usr/bin/acrnlog -n 8 -s 4
and then restart the service with:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload sudo systemctl restart acrnlog
Build and Install¶
Source code for the
acrnlog tool is in the
directory. To build and install the tool from source, run these commands:
make sudo make install
and if you changed the
acrnlog.service file, install it:
sudo cp acrnlog.service /usr/lib/systemd/system/