Can I avoid logging a message in /var/log/messages when testing core dumps?

Daniel Dowse freebsd-ml at
Thu Jun 10 11:57:36 UTC 2021

On Wed, 9 Jun 2021 20:50:11 -0400
James E Keenan <jkeenan at> wrote:

> I am writing to try to understand a difference in logging behavior 
> between FreeBSD on the one hand and other OSes such as Linux and OpenBSD 
> on the other.
> Is there any way to suppress this log message?

Hello James,

you could set 

sysctl kern.logsigexit=0

best regards

Daniel Dowse <freebsd-ml at>

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