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Old 09-18-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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printk(KERN_DEBUG "..) - don't seem to have it under /var/logmessages or dmsg

Hi All,

I am relatively new to linux kernel/device driver. I am using 2.6.28-15 kernel and trying to run some of the Linux Device Driver examples and added some debug logs. I have tried various options but unable to see log messages corresponding to KERN_DEBUG though I have changed loglevel like below:

echo 8 > /proc/sys/kernel/printk

I don't see he debug log messages in /var/log/messages. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Old 09-19-2009, 04:43 AM   #2
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check your syslogd configuration in /etc/syslog.conf.
There may be a rule to log only messages of higher priority or there's another file catching the low level messages.


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