On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 02:17:26PM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Willie Wong <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 09:16:14AM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> >> I'm trying to capture the full boot log when booting from the Gentoo
> >> install CD but it seems the buffer isn't deep enough to get the whole
> >> thing. Is there by chance a command line option that will increase the
> >> depth of what's captured by dmesg so that I can get all the way back
> >> to the beginning?
> > pass the following parameter to the kernel on GRUB/LILO:
> > log_buf_len=n
> > where n is a power of two. By default it is 16384. You can change it
> > to 131072 (= 2^17) to get a much larger kernel log ring buffer. If you
> > put in something that is not a power of two, the kernel will ignore
> > the option.
> Thanks for the ideas. I've been trying them but so far no luck.
> In my normal booting kernel (on the system hard drive) I did push
> the length up to 18. With that setting dmesg prints all the way back
> to the beginning. However booting the Live CD I hit F1, it shows the
> kernels, so I type
> gentoo log_buf_len=18
18 is not a power of two.
Why didn't you just try 131072, like I suggested? In maths notation,
n = 2^k
for some natural number k. 18 fails that miserably.
Willie W. Wong firstname.lastname@example.org
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