[CentOS] dmesg and messages differences

Thu Jan 20 20:15:13 UTC 2011
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 06:28:35PM +0000, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2011, Paul Heinlein wrote:
> > To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> > From: Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] dmesg and messages differences
> > 
> > On Fri, 21 Jan 2011, Cameron Kerr wrote:
> >
> >> dmesg is everything sent from the kernel for logging (ie. the
> >> historical content of the dmesg(8) command).

...specifically, the content just after booting is more or less
complete; it's not subsequently updated (as someone else already wrote

> > The content of /var/log/messages is controlled via /etc/syslog.conf.
> Thanks guys for that concise answer.
> I guess I need to read up on the man page for syslogd :)

Specifically, man syslog.conf for that file's syntax; man syslogd talks
more about its invocation and signalling.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us

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