in reply to Man, File::Tail is just beating me down!

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:

Hope this helps