Re: klibc and logging

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 11:58:02 EST

Russell King wrote:
>>I really think this is a bad idea. The kmsg device has different
>>properties -- for example, you're supposed to tag things with the
>>message importance. It really matches the syslog(3) interface better.
>>Also, the special case makes me nervous.
> Without something like this, it means that effectively the "echo" command
> wouldn't be useable, or you'd have to pipe the output of all scripts
> through some program/to /dev/kmsg.
> Or we just forget logging the messages from initramfs scripts.

Either we can add a "syslog" binary, or you can:

echo '<3>The dohickey is fscked' > /dev/kmsg


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