Subject: Re: hardware check in /etc/rc.local?
To: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
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.