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Old 05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Patrick O'Callaghan
 
Default /var/log/messages question

On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 12:28 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2011 10:17:56 -0600
> Phil Meyer wrote:
>
> > So in summary, if you see a syslog startup, followed within a few lines
> > by the word ' Linux ', and what comes after that appear to be BIOS info,
> > and that all these messages happen in the same second or two, you have
> > found the top of the boot sequence.
>
> All of which make my point that it would sure be a lot
> simpler if there was merely a known string always printed
> at the top :-).
>
> At one time I relied on timestamp gaps till I was trying to
> figure out the logs on a system where ntp was fighting
> with something else and the time kept wildly swinging
> on the running system.

Actually I think it would be simpler if each new boot simply started a
new log file.

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:37 PM
Joe Zeff
 
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On 05/31/2011 07:25 AM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> It is far easier to add: echo "Completed boot at `date`"
>
> to the bottom of /etc/rc.d/rc.local
>
> Then it does not matter whether the system is using the old method or
> systemd and whether it is writing to 'messages' or boot.log.

The whole point of this is to show where the boot starts, not ends.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:21 AM
Tim
 
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On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 12:12 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> I think it would be simpler if each new boot simply started a
> new log file.

You mean like the old boot.log file, that was going to be improved, and
was disabled in the meantime, then never was improved?

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:07 AM
Patrick O'Callaghan
 
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On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 11:51 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 12:12 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > I think it would be simpler if each new boot simply started a
> > new log file.
>
> You mean like the old boot.log file, that was going to be improved, and
> was disabled in the meantime, then never was improved?

I don't remember that, but possibly.

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:22 AM
Tom Horsley
 
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On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:51:18 +0930
Tim wrote:

> You mean like the old boot.log file, that was going to be improved, and
> was disabled in the meantime, then never was improved?

Look again :-). All the changes to boot graphically brought
with them one good feature - there is a boot.log file now.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:10 PM
Patrick O'Callaghan
 
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On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 05:22 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:51:18 +0930
> Tim wrote:
>
> > You mean like the old boot.log file, that was going to be improved, and
> > was disabled in the meantime, then never was improved?
>
> Look again :-). All the changes to boot graphically brought
> with them one good feature - there is a boot.log file now.

Very nice (except for the embedded control codes), but not really what I
meant. The idea was to have a new /var/log/messages file per boot (as an
alternative to placing a marker in the file on reboot).

Of course a valid counter-argument is that the file could grow very
large, which is why currently it's rolled over every week or so. Perhaps
a boot marker would be better after all.

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Old 06-01-2011, 01:47 PM
Mark Knoop
 
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At 07:40 on 01 Jun 2011, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 05:22 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:51:18 +0930
> > Tim wrote:
> >
> > > You mean like the old boot.log file, that was going to be
> > > improved, and was disabled in the meantime, then never was
> > > improved?
> >
> > Look again :-). All the changes to boot graphically brought
> > with them one good feature - there is a boot.log file now.
>
> Very nice (except for the embedded control codes), but not really
> what I meant.

less -r /var/log/boot.log

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Patrick O'Callaghan
 
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On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 14:47 +0100, Mark Knoop wrote:
> At 07:40 on 01 Jun 2011, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 05:22 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > > On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:51:18 +0930
> > > Tim wrote:
> > >
> > > > You mean like the old boot.log file, that was going to be
> > > > improved, and was disabled in the meantime, then never was
> > > > improved?
> > >
> > > Look again :-). All the changes to boot graphically brought
> > > with them one good feature - there is a boot.log file now.
> >
> > Very nice (except for the embedded control codes), but not really
> > what I meant.
>
> less -r /var/log/boot.log

Kewl :-)

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