[CentOS] dmesg and messages differences

Thu Jan 20 20:28:38 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

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

And the difference can be *very* important. For example, last night, one
of our servers had a h/d crap out, and dropped to ro. However, all of them
copy the log entries to a log server, so from *there* we could see the
drive errors happening.