Daemon Log File

The daemons all generate log files in the following format.

mm/dd hh:mm (DAEMON NAME) message

mm/dd hh:mm Time that the message was logged.

DAEMON NAME Either "license daemon" or the string from the DAEMON line that describes your daemon. In the case where a single copy of the daemon cannot handle all of the requested licenses, an optional "_" followed by a number indicates that this message comes from a forked daemon.

message Text of the message.

Uses of log files

The log files can be used to:

· Inform users when they need to purchase additional application software licenses.

· Diagnose configuration problems.

· Diagnose daemon software errors.

Informational Messages

Informational Message  


Connected to node

This daemon is connected to its peer on node "node."

CONNECTED, master is name

The license daemons log this message when a quorum is up and everyone has selected a master.

DEMO mode supports only one
SERVER host!

An attempt was made to configure a demo version of the software for more than one server host.

DENIED: N feature to user 
(mm/dd/yy hh:mm)

"user" was denied access to "N" licenses of "feature".


EXITING with code nnn

All daemons list the reason that the daemon has exited.

EXPIRED: feature

"feature" has passed its expiration date.

IN: feature by user (N licenses) 
(used: d:hh:mm:ss)

"user" has checked back in "N" licenses of "feature" at mm/dd/yy hh:mm.

IN server died: feature by user 
(number licenses) (used: d:hh:mm:ss)

"user" has checked in "N" licenses by virtue of the fact that his server died.

License Manager server started

The license daemon was started.

Lost connection to host

A daemon can no longer communicate with its peer on node "host", which can cause the clients to reconnect, or cause the number of daemons to go below the minimum number, in which case clients may start exiting. If the license daemons lose the connection to the master, vendor daemons will shut themselves down.

Lost quorum

The daemon lost quorum, and will process only connection requests from other daemons.

MASTER SERVER died due to signal nnn

The license daemon received fatal signal nnn.

MULTIPLE xxx servers running.

Please kill, and restart license daemon

The license daemon has detected that multiple copies of vendor daemon "xxx" are running. The user should kill all "xxx" daemon processes and re-start the license daemon.

OUT: feature by user (N licenses) 
(mm/dd/yy hh:mm)

"user" has checked out "N" licenses of "feature" at mm/dd/yy hh:mm

Removing clients of children

The top-level daemon logs this message when one of the child daemons dies.

RESERVE feature for HOST name

RESERVE feature for USER name

A license of "feature" is reserved for either user "name" or host "name".

REStarted xxx (internet port nnn)

Vendor daemon "xxx" was restarted at internet port "nnn".

Retrying socket bind (address in use)

The license servers try to bind their sockets for approximately 6 minutes if they detect "address in use" errors.

Selected (EXISTING) master node.

This license daemon has selected an existing master (node) as the master.

SERVER shutdown requested.

A daemon was requested to shut down via a user-generated kill command.

[NEW] Server started for: feature-list

A (possibly new) server was started for the features listed.

Shutting down xxx

The license daemon is shutting down the vendor daemon xxx.

SIGCHLD received. Killing child servers.

A vendor daemon logs this message when a shutdown was requested by the license daemon.

Started name

The license daemon logs this message whenever it starts a new vendor daemon.

Trying connection to node

The daemon is attempting a connection to "node".

Configuration Problem Messages

Configuration Problem Message  


hostname: Not a valid server host, exiting

This daemon was run on an invalid hostname.

hostname: Wrong hostid, exiting

The hostid is wrong for "hostname."

BAD CODE for feature-name

The specified feature name has a bad encryption code.

CANNOT OPEN options file "file"

The options file specified in the license file could not be opened.

Couldn't find a master

The daemons could not agree on a master.

license daemon: lost all connections

This message is logged when all the connections to a server are lost, which often indicates a network problem.

lost lock, exiting

Error closing lock file

Unable to re-open lock file

The vendor daemon has a problem with its lock file, usually because of an attempt to run more than one copy of the daemon on a single node. Locate the other daemon that is running via a ps command, and kill it with kill -9.

NO DAEMON line for daemon

The license file does not contain a "DAEMON" line for "daemon."

No "license" service found

The TCP "license" service did not exist in /etc/services.

No license data for "feat",
feature unsupported

There is no FEATURE line for "feat" in the license file.

No features to serve!

A vendor daemon found no features to serve. This could be caused by bad data in the license file.

UNSUPPORTED FEATURE request: feature by user

The "user" has requested a feature that this vendor daemon does not support. This can happen for a number of reasons: the license file is bad, the feature has expired, or the daemon is accessing the wrong license file.

Unknown host: hostname

The hostname specified on a "SERVER" line in the license file does not exist in the network database (probably /etc/hosts).

lm_server: lost all connections

This message is logged when all the connections to a server are lost. This probably indicates a network problem.

NO DAEMON lines, exiting

The license daemon logs this message if there are no DAEMON lines in the license file. Since there are no vendor daemons to start, there is nothing to do.

NO DAEMON line for name

The license daemon logs this message if there are no DAEMON lines in the license file. Since there are no vendor daemons to start, there is nothing to do.

Daemon Software Error Messages

Daemon Software Error Message


accept: message

An error was detected in the "accept" system call.


A vendor daemon was started with no master selected. This is an internal consistency error in the daemons.

BAD PID message from nnn: pid: xxx (msg)

A top-level vendor daemon received an invalid PID message from one of its children (daemon number xxx).

BAD SCONNECT message: (message)

An invalid "server connect" message was received.

Cannot create pipes for server communication

The "pipe" call failed.

Can't allocate server table space

A malloc error. Check swap space.

Connection to node TIMED OUT

The daemon could not connect to "node."

Error sending PID to master server

The vendor server could not send its PID to the top-level server in the hierarchy.

f-do-notify called with no valid feature

This is an internal consistency error.

Illegal connection request to DAEMON

A connection request was made to "DAEMON", but this vendor daemon is not "DAEMON."

Illegal server connection request

A connection request came in from another server without a DAEMON name.

KILL of child failed, errno = nnn

A daemon could not kill its child.

No internet port number specified

A vendor daemon was started without an internet port.

Not enough descriptors to re-create pipes

The "top-level" daemon detected one of its sub-daemon's death. In trying to restart the chain of sub-daemons, it was unable to get the file descriptors to set up the pipes to communicate. This is a fatal error, and the daemons must be restarted.

read: error message

An error in a "read" system call was detected.

recycle_control BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE CONTROL

The hierarchy of vendor daemons has become confused over who holds the control token. This is an internal error.

return_reserved: can't find feature listhead

When a daemon is returning a reservation to the "free reservation" list, it could not find the listhead of features.

select: message

An error in a select system call was detected.

Server exiting

The server is exiting. This is normally due to an error.


This vendor daemon was sent a "server hello" message that was destined for a different "DAEMON".

Unsolicited msg from parent!

Normally, the top-level vendor daemon sends no unsolicited messages. If one arrives, this message is logged. This is a bug.

WARNING: CORRUPTED options list (o->next == 0)

Options list TERMINATED at bad entry

An internal inconsistency was detected in the daemon's option list.