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Date:      Wed, 7 Jan 2009 15:21:28 +0300 (MSK)
From:      Maxim Konovalov <maxim@macomnet.ru>
To:        Gary Jennejohn <gary.jennejohn@freenet.de>
Cc:        Eitan Shefi <eitans@mellanox.co.il>, freebsd-hackers@freebsd.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: "/var/log/messages" logs appear in the output of "sysctl -a"
Message-ID:  <20090107152107.F7116@mp2.macomnet.net>
In-Reply-To: <20090107131417.609c602d@ernst.jennejohn.org>
References:  <5D49E7A8952DC44FB38C38FA0D758EAD0164F6D6@mtlexch01.mtl.com> <20090107131417.609c602d@ernst.jennejohn.org>

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On Wed, 7 Jan 2009, 13:14+0100, Gary Jennejohn wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:30:20 +0200
> "Eitan Shefi" <eitans@mellanox.co.il> wrote:
>
> > I am testing a NIC driver.
> > I found it's logs and "/var/log/messages" logs in the output of "sysctl
> > -a":
> > I run "sysctl -a | less", and there I find:
> >
> > kern.devstat.version: 6
> > kern.devstat.generation: 137
> > kern.devstat.numdevs: 1
> > kern.kobj_methodcount: 143
> > kern.log_wakeups_per_second: 5
> > kern.msgbuf_clear: 0
> > kern.msgbuf: ound file system checks in 60 seconds.
> > <118>
> > mtnic0: FW version:2.6.0
> > mtnic0: Board ID:
> > mtnic0: Using 1 tx rings for port:1 [4096]
> > mtnic0: Using 4 rx rings for port:1 [1024]
> > mtnic0: Using 1 tx rings for port:2 [4096]
> > mtnic0: Using 4 rx rings for port:2 [1024]
> > mtnic0: Initializing MSIX
> > mtnic0: Enabling MSI-X (11 vectors)
> > mtnic0: Board ID:MT_0BD0110004
> > mtnic0: [ITHREAD]
> > mtnic0: Activating port:1
> > mtnic0: Ethernet address: 00:02:c9:03:35:20
> > mtnic0: Activating port:2
> > mtnic1: Ethernet address: 00:02:c9:03:35:21
> > mtnic0: [ITHREAD]
> > mtnic0: [ITHREAD]
> > mtnic0:
> > mtnic0:
> > mtnic0:
> > mtnic0: Port 1 - link up
> > mtnic0: [ITHREAD]
> > mtnic0: [ITHREAD]
> > mtnic0: [ITHREAD]
> > Limiting icmp ping response from 300 to 200 packets/sec
> > Limiting icmp ping response from 300 to 200 packets/sec
> > Limiting icmp ping response from 1497 to 200 packets/sec
> > Limiting icmp ping response from 1500 to 200 packets/sec
> > Limiting icmp ping response from 1498 to 200 packets/sec
> > Limiting icmp ping response from 1500 to 200 packets/sec
> >
> >
> > Any idea how can such logs apear in "sysctl -a" ?
> >
>
> If you were viewing this as root on the console then you were simply
> seeing kernel output interleaved with the output from sysctl.
>
This is just an output from sysctl kern.msgbuf.

-- 
Maxim Konovalov



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