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Old 09-02-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Interpreting dmesg output


A typical line that I get from dmesg is
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[75573.981776] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 4
What does the text in square brackets mean? How can I see the time of the message?

In other systems I've been running, the time shows up explicitly in the dmesg output. I'm running Kubuntu 8.04.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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Looks like time-since-boot. Doesn't the message show up in your syslog?
 
Old 09-02-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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That is indeed a time-since-boot (in seconds, I believe). On what system has dmesg shown actual times? I've actually never seen that.
 
  


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