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Old 07-03-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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LXer: Linux Configure Netconsole Kernel Module To Log Messages Over UDP Network


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Linux can be configured to log dmesg output to another system via network using syslog. It is done using kernel level networking stuff ia UDP port 514. There is module called netconsole which logs kernel printk messages over udp allowing debugging of problem where disk logging fails and serial consoles are impractical. Most modern distro has this netconsole as a built-in module. netconsole initializes immediately after NIC cards.

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