[4.11] sysctl reports garbage

Marc Olzheim marcolz at stack.nl
Wed Apr 27 11:31:49 PDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:24:36PM +0200, Marc Santhoff wrote:
> > That is 'kern.msgbuf' ;-)
> Hm, I've never seen such a verbose output before.
> Has anything changed in that area? And why does it still occur after a
> reboot, normally buffers are only temporarily valid(at least I thought
> so until a few minutes)?

It's a fresh buffer every reboot. In you mail, it contained the last
part of your startup messages.
Everything that gets written to /dev/console is cycled through the
buffer and the last $(sysctl kern.consmsgbuf_size) KB is made accessible
via "sysctl kern.msgbuf".

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