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Usually, Parity logs looks like:

2016-12-04 20:56:28  Syncing #2346672 6eb0…3382      2 blk/s   25 tx/s   0 Mgas/s   13529+    0 Qed   #2360201    0/ 8/25 peers     10 MiB db    6 MiB chain   50 MiB queue    2 MiB sync
2016-12-04 20:56:33  Syncing #2346682 732e…9811      1 blk/s   18 tx/s   0 Mgas/s   13518+    0 Qed   #2360201    0/ 8/25 peers     10 MiB db    5 MiB chain   50 MiB queue    2 MiB sync
2016-12-04 20:56:38  Syncing #2346703 743c…36b1      4 blk/s   12 tx/s   0 Mgas/s   13498+    0 Qed   #2360201    0/ 8/25 peers     10 MiB db    5 MiB chain   50 MiB queue    2 MiB sync
2016-12-04 20:56:48  Syncing #2346802 baa1…2f6b      9 blk/s   30 tx/s   0 Mgas/s   13399+    0 Qed   #2360201    0/ 8/25 peers      9 MiB db    6 MiB chain   50 MiB queue    2 MiB sync

Easy to guess, that

2016-12-04 20:56:28 - timestamp

Syncing #2346802 - syncing block #...

6eb0…3382 - probably block's hash

9 blk/s - download speed, blocks per second

12 tx/s - download speed, transactions per second

Can you explain, what other columns mean?

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Your ideas for the first few fields are correct.

The remainder are as follows:

0 Mgas/s - million gas processed/s

13399+ - unverified queue size

0 - verified queue size

#2360201 - last imported block number

0/8/25 peers - number of active peers / number of known peers / configured maximum number of peers (this can be configured up to 50)

9 MiB db - state database memory used

6 MiB chain - blockchain cache info memory used

50 MiB queue - queue memory used (contains information about the queued blocks)

2 MiB sync - sync memory used (contains information about the connected peers, last imported block, etc.)

I believe the stray Qed is actually a typo. It should be qed, which is an argument passed to the tracing to allow for the use of "Panickers". It shouldn't be output by the logs.

The logs are created by the code in informant.rs.


Edit:

As per the comments, it's far more likely that Qed stands for "queued".

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    Interesting! Now I am wondering what a verified queue is. – soc1c Dec 4 '16 at 20:02
  • Qed is likely a shortening or typo for queued, the proceeding two numbers being the unverified/verified queue size – Nick Dec 23 '17 at 6:33
  • @Nick: Ah. That makes more sense - my idea was far too convoluted :-) – Richard Horrocks Dec 30 '17 at 10:30
  • So what is one individual item being Queued? The verified queued does not match block # . looks like blk/s is blocks per second – quantumpotato May 17 '18 at 12:17
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Here's a direct description from the online documentation: https://wiki.parity.io/FAQ#what-does-paritys-command-line-output-mean

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