Log files


class canlib.kvmlib.UnmountedLog(memorator)[source]

The log area of a Memorator before mounting

Before the log area of a Memorator object has been mounted, its log attribute is set to an instance of this class.

This class has all the functionality available even when the log area has not been mounted – this functionality is still present after the log area has been mounted (or if the area is always mounted – see Kmf).

The number of log files can be read as the len() of this object (container is either a Memorator or Kmf object):

num_log_files = len(container.log)

All log files can also be deleted:


New in version 1.6.


Delete all log files


class canlib.kvmlib.MountedLog(memorator, ldf_version)[source]

Bases: canlib.kvmlib.log.UnmountedLog

The log area of a Memorator once mounted

Once a Memorator object has been mounted, its log attribute is set to an instance of this class. This is the preferred way of using this class.

For Kmf objects, the log attribute is always an instance of this class as they are by definition mounted.

In the following examples container can be either a Memorator object that has been mounted, or a Kmf object.

The files within the log can be accessed via indexing:


or all files can be iterated over:

for log_file in container.log:

The log area can also be validated:


Also see the super class UnmountedLog for functionality this class has inherited.

New in version 1.6.


Raises the corresponding exception if any errors are detected


class canlib.kvmlib.LogFile(container, index)[source]

A log file read from a MountedLog object

This class is normally not directly instantiated but retrieved from a MountedLog object.

The most common use of this class is iterating through it to get the individual events as LogEvent subclasses:

for event in logfile:


While iterating over a LogFile, accessing any other LogFile is will result in a LockedLogError. Make sure to finish the loop (or when using iteration objects directly call the close method) before interacting with any other log files.

A fast approximation of the number of events is given by event_count_estimation, the exact number of events can be calculated using:

num_events = len(list(logfile))

Finally this class has several read-only properties for getting information about the log file itself.


Before any data is fetched from the dll, this class will make sure that the correct file has been mounted on the underlying kvmHandle.

Manually mounting or unmounting log files by calling the dll directly is not supported.

New in version 1.6.

property creator_serial

The serial number of the interface that created the log file



property end_time

The time of the last event in the log file




Returns an approximation of the number of events

The number is a rough estimation because it is calculated from the number of blocks allocated by the log file on the disk as an optimization.

New in version 1.7.

property log_type

The type of the log file

New in version 1.11.



property start_time

The time of the first event in the log file