Fragments of kernel log text in "security run" message

Ralph Dratman ralph at
Sun Aug 17 19:39:53 PDT 2003

Until recently, my "security run" messages from Release-4.7 have been 
reasonably comprehensible. Certain events and changes have been 
reported, such as login failures and setuid changes, but I could 
always figure out roughly what was being reported.

Recently, though, I've been seeing small fragments of text in the 
"kernel log" portion of that report. This happens almost every day 
now. Following are a few examples. There is just one fragment per 
--------------------------------- kernel log messages:
> copeid 0x4 kernel log messages:
> 8>. kernel log messages:
> nal_number pid ... kernel log messages:
> rved. kernel log messages:
> 0/16/63] at ata0-slave WDMA2 kernel log messages:
> d to support NFS kernel log messages:
> /ad0s1a: kernel log messages:
> , 4950 blocks, 2.0% fragmentation) kernel log messages:

Each of these messages looks like a valid fragment of a bootup 
message, but I don't see why I should suddenly be getting these in 
the security report.

Does anyone know where this stuff might be coming from?

Thank you very much.


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