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Old 04-01-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Question What is the meaning of this dmesg output???


Went to check dmesg for errors today and found this output very strange:
http://imgur.com/pptw2Nz

any ideas of what this could mean?
 
Old 04-02-2016, 01:20 PM   #2
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The string "sOutW" is defined in the rocketport driver, and it outputs a debug message formatted that way.

It is possible you have debugging turned on for that driver - and it has to be turned on during the compile for that driver (otherwise the message is conditioned out). The other odd thing is that the source code has a newline showing to end the message. so I'm not sure why the dmesg output would have lost that.

Is it possible this is an old kernel? (the source I see looks like it is for a linux 2.6 version. back in 2003).

forgot the reference: http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source...int.h?v=2.6.26 line 48.

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Old 05-18-2016, 04:13 AM   #3
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The string "sOutW" is defined in the rocketport driver, and it outputs a debug message formatted that way.

It is possible you have debugging turned on for that driver - and it has to be turned on during the compile for that driver (otherwise the message is conditioned out). The other odd thing is that the source code has a newline showing to end the message. so I'm not sure why the dmesg output would have lost that.

Is it possible this is an old kernel? (the source I see looks like it is for a linux 2.6 version. back in 2003).

forgot the reference: http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source...int.h?v=2.6.26 line 48.
jpollard,

Thank you. that was an exceptional response. I especially appreciate the source code reference...
I am in fact using (2) RocketPort 8-port breakout boxes. I'm going to make some loopback plugs this week and check all of the ports using minicom

And yes- this PC is running an older version of Slackware(i think 8 or 9) on a 2.6 kernel
 
  


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