Subject: Re: hardware check in /etc/rc.local?
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/05/1996 17:58:41
> 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 :-)

It's worth noting that some x86 machines even do this...  For example,
my machine at home does...