Subject: Re: location of dmesg.boot
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/26/2002 12:03:38
On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 11:36:27AM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 16:24:18 (+0700), Robert Elz wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: generic HBA error messages on 1.6beta2 
> >   From:        Matthias Buelow <>
> >   | > you can still find them in /var/run/dmesg.boot
> >   | Ah, thanks!  I already had some notion of such a file in my mind
> >   | but was looking for it in /var/log
> > /var/log is where it should be, /var/run is insane for this file.  But...
> I agree too, but this was one change I didn't want to maintain in the
> systems I build so I made a compromise and configured my syslogd to also
> write that information to a file in /var/log:

The _logged_ messages also go to /var/log/messages, but as dmesg.boot is
revelant only to the current uptime/boot-session of the system, /var/run
seems quite appropriate.

David Maxwell,| -->
Any sufficiently advanced Common Sense will seem like magic... 
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