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kern/46488: Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output
>Synopsis: Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output
>Arrival-Date: Sun May 27 16:55:00 +0000 2012
>Originator: Randolf Richardson
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
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).
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