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Old 01-03-2003, 11:59 AM   #1
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Logging kernel messages


How can I log kernel messages to a file? Currently, all my kernel
messages are spewed to the console. I get lots of annoying
messages when loading kernel modules, bringing up network
interfaces etc. I tried editing the kern.* entry syslog.conf to
to log the messages to a log file but it doesnt help. Is there some
other configuration I need to change?
 
Old 01-03-2003, 12:27 PM   #2
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Could you post your syslog.conf?
 
Old 01-03-2003, 01:00 PM   #3
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Could you post your syslog.conf?
kern.* /var/log/kernel.log
*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages
authpriv.* /var/log/secure.log
mail.* /var/log/mail.log
cron.* /var/log/cron.log
*.emerg *
uucp,news.crit /var/log/spooler.log
local7.* /var/log/boot.log
 
Old 01-03-2003, 09:18 PM   #4
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It looks like kern.* is already going to /var/log/kernel.log. Your console messages are probably coming from *.emerg.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 09:45 PM   #5
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I think so, too. Do you get messages if you su to root and things like that? Then it's probably the *.emerg line since those messages arrive at the console
 
Old 01-04-2003, 03:57 AM   #6
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It looks like kern.* is already going to /var/log/kernel.log. Your console messages are probably coming from *.emerg.
I tried changing that. Still didn't work.
 
Old 01-04-2003, 04:02 AM   #7
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Hmm, I once checked out various kernel security enhancements. Some of them spit out security related messages to consoles. Do you have something like that?
 
Old 01-04-2003, 04:43 AM   #8
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Hmm, I once checked out various kernel security enhancements. Some of them spit out security related messages to consoles. Do you have something like that?
Nope. It's a stock RH7.1 kernel (2.4.2-2).
 
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After trying the advice from dazk's 2nd post, did you restart syslogd? If not, retry and "kill -HUP syslogd". Should be OK then.
 
  


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