I am FreeBSD user.

Peter Vereshagin peter at vereshagin.org
Thu Dec 15 16:51:10 UTC 2011


2011/12/15 16:37:12 +0000 Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> => To freebsd-questions at freebsd.org :
MS> On 15/12/2011 15:36, Peter Vereshagin wrote:
MS> > I find that kernel log messages about killed processes are doubling the
MS> > characters just like that (on an SMP machine). Probably thay are getting killed
MS> > simultaneously and the kernel writes msg about that one-by-one character.
MS> > 
MS> > Should I file a PR on this? Have no idea how could I reproduce a situation. but
MS> > it's regularly sent from 'periodic daily' several kernel log messages collected
MS> > for a day.
MS> What OS version? There was a similar problem experienced on multi-core
MS> machines where some of the boot messages were getting interleaved like
MS> that.  It was harmless, other than being aesthetically unpleasing -- I
MS> believe it has been fixed in 8.2-RELEASE or later.

~ 7.2-release-p3

It was suspicious to me as it's like a someone is trying to turn logs into a mess therefore hiding an intrusion traces.

MS> If you can demonstrate the problem on a recent version of the OS, and it

I can't at least because I have no SMP machine accesible for such a trial by hand. ;-)

MS> is definitely not the another instance of problem I describe above, then
MS> yes, that's certainly worth an e-mail to freebsd-stable at ... and possibly
MS> a PR as well.

ok, I see it's a known issue, just wanted to assure.

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