Subject: Re: hardware check in /etc/rc.local?
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 09/05/1996 17:58:41
> On Thu, 5 Sep 1996 01:04:53 -0400 (EDT)
> Andrew Gillham <email@example.com> 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 :-)
It's worth noting that some x86 machines even do this... For example,
my machine at home does...