Subject: Re: Timestamping for dmesg output?
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Oleg Polianski <Oleg.Polianski@clear.co.nz>
Date: 07/04/2001 14:30:37
Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com> writes:
> So now I'm thoroughly confused. /var/log/messages has time stamps.
> /var/run/dmesg.boot does not.
The `dmesg' output gets timestamped when it goes through syslog daemon which
does this work. Every message in `/var/log/messages' is timestamped by
`syslogd' and not by kernel. `/var/run/dmesg.boot' is just the plain copy of
kernel message buffer saved during the system startup process, it isn't
processed by `syslogd' so this is why messages in that file are not
> Is /var/run/dmesg.boot a proper subset of /var/log/messages?
> Should /var/run/dmesg.boot also carry timestamps?
No. See above why.