A fascinating tool for exploring the log activity of the most active and important processes on your Mac, over the last 3 months – now with bar charts built in.
This analyses log use over the previous 3 months, and lets you view and export log load data for your chosen process.
Traditional logs are good for looking at single events. The unified log is a unique platform for looking at statistics and patterns, which can reveal new knowledge – if you have the tools.
Did you know your Mac may keep a history of its activities going back for over 3 months? Here’s how to access it, and some surprising results.
A function of process activity, frequency of writing to the log, and its verbosity, log load is available for the past 3 months or more.
Most of what we know about log files, their maintenance by logd, the role of diagnosticd, and the differences between Persist and Special log files.
The catalogue includes the dates and times each log file was created and completed, size, and the period of time covered by it.
The combination lets you browse tracev3 log files within a log archive, which MakeLogarchive can create from raw logs in /var/db.
Consolation can now open logarchive and individual tracev3 log files, provided that they conform to Apple’s logarchive format.
Fixes an error on some systems which prevented archive generation, and adds a debug mode.