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kern/46488: Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output

>Number:         46488
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 27 16:55:00 +0000 2012
>Originator:     Randolf Richardson
>Release:        5.1.2
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
Not applicable
When hard drive errors are reported in "dmesg" output, having a date and time 
stamp (in ISO format; "YYYYMMDDTHHMMSS") would be very helpful because 
sometimes users are physically swapping backup drives and it would make it 
easier to figure out which drive has a problem by comparing the dates and times 
with the entries they make on the log sheet (of when they swapped the drives).

I've had NetBSD servers that run for more than 1,000 days which include hard 
drive errors in the "dmesg" output where the users are rotating weekly or 
monthly between nearly one dozen different hard drives, and plugging in every 
drive to figure out which one has defects becomes a challenge because many of 
the drives are also cycled off-site.

Thanks in advance.

Plug in an external USB hard drive that has bad sectors, then attempt to write 
data to those sectors -- a message is added to "dmesg" output (which is great) 
without a date/time stamp (which would be nice).

Not applicable.

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