[4.11] sysctl reports garbage

David Malone dwmalone at maths.tcd.ie
Wed Apr 27 14:20:17 PDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:53:57PM +0200, Marc Santhoff wrote:
> I still don't understand completly. In the file made like this:
> sysctl -a > garbage.txt
> there are the messages of at least three reboot cycles.

The kernel tries to preserve the message buffer if it has not been
cleared by rebooting - this makes it easier to find messages that
might otherwise have been lost during an unexpected reboot.


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