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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: matthew green <>
Subject: re: kern/46488: Feature suggestion for "dmesg" output
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 17:43:51 +1000

 >  >  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?
 see /usr/share/examples/syslogd/all.debug.
 i wish we used this as a default, i love having each level have its
 own file etc.  also, i think in 2012 it's time to increase the
 default sizes.
 ps: also see all.newsyslog.conf.

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