Fragments of kernel log text in "security run" message

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Aug 17 23:01:58 PDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 12:50:19AM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:

> > I get this as well on RELENG_4...I wish I knew why.  Often it causes
> > syslogd to log it at LOG_EMERG priority (=spams every logged in user
> > with the truncated message).
> I think this happens after the kernel's message buffer starts rolling
> over.  The very first line in the dmesg output sometimes gets cut in
> half, so diff prints it as a change block, and the security script
> prints the "add" portion.  Maybe the check_diff function should remove
> the first line of the dmesg output before doing the diff?

I guess I'm talking about a different problem, actually (syslogd),
although I see the truncated security script mail as well.

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