dmesg not working on new system

Chris Maness chris at
Mon Jun 5 18:59:44 PDT 2006

Reko Turja wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Maness" <chris at>
>> Yes, it does, but why would it not show anything without the flag 
>> right after a reboot?  Wierd.  I almost suspect hard drive issues.
> I got the exactly same happen to me with 6.1-RELEASE updated just 
> after 6.1 was released. Didn't think about the weirdness really until 
> now seeing your messages. The symptoms were exactly the same, 
> /var/dmesg file was empty right after the boot and of course dmesg 
> command didn't print the booting messages either.
> Things seems to be normalized for me with 6.1-STABLE from yesterday, 
> but haven't booted since buildworld process after which I got proper 
> dmesg output.
> -Reko
Well, that makes me feel better.  I thought my hardrive (old as hek) was 
going bad.  This is my slave name server so I'm not too terribly concerned.

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