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Re: kern/46488: Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output
The following reply was made to PR kern/46488; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Randolf Richardson" <randolf%inter-corporate.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/46488: Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 05:13:22 -0700
> The following reply was made to PR kern/46488; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: kern/46488: Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output
> Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 19:29:46 +0200
> Aren't they logged (with timestamp) by syslogd in /var/log/messages (at
> least in the default configuration) as well?
> If log rotation gets in the way, you can configure it to a kernel only
> log and rotate that slower (or never).
The problem with /var/log/messages is that a lot of things get
logged there and after months the old entries that are needed to
determine time/date of events are no longer available (due to the log
files being cycled out eventually) on high-volume systems.
Setting up a kernel-only log seems like a great solution (although
timestamps in dmesg output for errors that occur after the boot
process is complete would still be nice). Which "man" page should I
read to find out more about configuring this?
Randolf Richardson - randolf%inter-corporate.com@localhost
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
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