Multiplicity of dmesg in 4.8

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Sat Jun 7 18:02:35 PDT 2003

On Thu, 5 Jun 2003 20:56, Malcolm Kay wrote:
> To day I install FreeBSD release 4.8 on a machine form the first time.
> This is on a new machine so it could easily have as yet undetected
> hardware faults.
> I observe the 'dmesg' gives start up information not only for the latest
> boot but also information generated in a number of previous boots.
> I've not seen this with earlier FreeBSD realeases including 4.7.
> Is it normal for FreeBSD 4.8 or should I be looking for hardware problems?

Reposted to stable list and obtained answer.

Malcolm Kay

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