module Error : sig .. end
type t = 
File_replaced occurs if the inode of the file changed and the file tail was configured with ignore_inode_change = false.
File_shrank occurs if stat detects that the length of the file decreases from one call to the next.
|Read_failed of exn
Read_failed occurs if some aspect of the open-seek-read-close used to get data fails.
|Stat_failed of exn
Errors are written to the pipe, and are nonrecoverable. After an error, the pipe will always be closed.
val to_string_hum : t -> string
val sexp_of_t : t -> Sexplib.Sexp.t
Stat_failed occurs if stat fails.
module Warning : sig .. end
type t = 
|Did_not_reach_eof_for of Core.Std.Time.Span.t
Did_not_reach_eof_for span occurs if it has been longer than eof_latency_tolerance since stat detected that there is new data in the file and the file tail processed all the new data. The span is how long it has been since stat detected new data in the file.
Reached_eof occurs whenever the file tail reaches the end of file, irrespective of whether there has previously been a Did_not_reach_eof_for warning.
|Delayed_due_to_null_reads_for of Core.Std.Time.Span.t
Delayed_due_to_null_reads_for span occurs when the file tail is unable to get data from the file, because the data being read has null ('\000') characters. The span is how long it has been attempting to read and been getting nulls. This warning will only occur if retry_null_reads = true. This warning will be repeated until the null reads stop.
val to_string_hum : t -> string
val sexp_of_t : t -> Sexplib.Sexp.t
No_longer_delayed_due_to_null_reads occurs after a nonempty sequence of Delayed_due_to_null_reads_for warnings, once the file tail gets a read that does not contain null reads.
module Update : sig .. end
type t = 
|Data of string
Data string contains a chunk of data from the file. If break_on_lines, then data will be a single line (without the terminating newline).
|Warning of string * Warning.t
Warnings do not close the stream and whatever is reading can keep on doing so. The string is the file name.
|Error of string * Error.t
val to_string_hum : t -> string
val sexp_of_t : t -> Sexplib.Sexp.t
Errors cause the stream to be closed. The string is the file name.
val create : ?read_buf_len:int ->
?read_delay:Core.Std.Time.Span.t ->
?retry_null_reads:bool ->
?break_on_lines:bool ->
?ignore_inode_change:bool ->
?start_at:[ `Beginning | `End | `Pos of Core.Std.Int64.t ] ->
?eof_latency_tolerance:Core.Std.Time.Span.t ->
?null_read_tolerance:Core.Std.Time.Span.t ->
string -> Update.t Import.Pipe.Reader.t
create file creates a File_tail.t that will immediately begin reading file, and then will start the stat-read loop.

read_buf_len sets the size of the internal buffer used for making read system calls.

read_delay sets how long the stat-read loop waits each time after it reaches eof before stat'ing again. Setting read_delay too low could cause unecessary load.

If retry_null_reads = true, then reads that return data with null ('\000') characters are ignored and cause the system to delay 0.2s and attempt the read again. If retry_null_reads = false, then the file tail will process data with nulls just as it would any other data.

If break_on_lines = true, the file tail will break data into lines on '\n'. If not, the fill tail will return chunks of data from the end of the file as they are available.

If ignore_inode_change = true, the file tail will silently press on when the file's inode changes. If not, an inode change will cause the file tail to report an error and stop. CIFS changes inodes of mounted files few times a day and we need ignore_inode_change = true option to keep tailers watching files on it alive.

start_at determines the file position at which the file tail starts.

eof_latency_tolerance affects the Did_not_reach_eof_for warning.

null_read_tolerance determines how long the tailing must observe null reads before it will report a Delayed_due_to_null_reads_for warning.