Subject: Re: hardware check in /etc/rc.local?
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/10/1996 10:40:11
> /var/log/dmesglog is the _previous_ boot information.  This gets saved in
> dmesglog.0, and the current boot info written to dmesglog  This is carried
> over by some ports, but not others.  My i386 machine always has just the
> most recent boot.

to be precise:

as far as i'm aware, _all_ ports "do the right things" for keeping the
message buffer around between boots if that's possible, though on some
hardware it's just not possible.

Some NetBSD/i386 machines preserve the message buffer across boots
(e.g. the one i'm typing on right now), but most do not.