Subject: Re: hardware check in /etc/rc.local?
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/1996 22:05:43
On Thu, 5 Sep 1996 01:04:53 -0400 (EDT) 
 Andrew Gillham <> wrote:

 > it just diffs the current output of 'dmesg' against the 'last' version.
 > This will show any new devices that were added, or if any are missing. 

this is pretty cool, but it breaks on systems that preserves the kernel 
message buffer across reboots (i.e. most ports :-)

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