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First of all, File::Tail is on CPAN - there is no need to post it all here.

Having said that, I think you are running into some kind of a timing problem. File::Tail tries to be clever about detecting when a file has been rotated, and it seems that, under very heavy loads, it sometimes gets a false positive (it thinks that the file has been rotated when it really has not).

I've never been able to generate a reliable test case that would trigger that bug so I could debug it.

My advice is:

  • See if bumping maxinterval to a higher value helps
  • See if bumping adjustfter to a higher value helps
  • (may not be feasible for your application) put 0 or a small positive value into reset_tail - that will make it restart from the end of the file, or n lines from the end of the file - which might be better for your application that starting from the very beginning.

Hope this helps


In reply to Re: Man, File::Tail is just beating me down! by matija
in thread Man, File::Tail is just beating me down! by hallikpapa

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