Subject: Re: "configuration changes" and "dmesg.boot"
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Martin Weber <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/19/2002 02:13:26
On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 03:38:52PM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
> I've been using, for quite some time, local color which makes my system save
> "dmesg" output early in /etc/rc.*, and also compare it (diff) with the output
> >from the last boot.
> Is this the sort of thing which, if submitted, would be likely to be accepted?
> It's mostly nugatory, but it occasionally catches problems (e.g., device not
> probing for some reason; I've had my mouse not probe a few times, and this has
> warned me), and it's nice to have the "original" dmesg output even after a few
> pages of warnings and errors from various drivers.  :)

/etc/rc.d/dmesg does half of the work (saving dmesg in a file - /var/run/dmesg.boot
by default) already ... For the other half, *I* like it :)