There are several versions of kmsgdump, the Linux Kernel Messages Dump Tool :
- Randy Dunlap has kindly ported kmsgdump to the 2.5 kernel. He's still
working on it, and I may not always be up to date with his changes, so
please check his site [ http://www.xenotime.net/linux/kmsgdump ] for
most recent releases.
- fixed a few compatibility problems with more recent 2.4 kernels
- automatically scroll to end of buffer
0.4.3 ported to 2.4 nearly one year later !!!
- first port to 2.4 kernel. Hopefully resolved the hanging due to Local
APIC not releasing IRQs.
- this version is available for kernels 2.2.18, 2.4.13-wt2 and 2.4.16pre1.
- forced a switch to graphics mode before text mode to sometimes help
some cards to correctly reinitialize when they think they're already
in text mode.
- this version is available for kernel 2.2.18.
- corrected a bug in process.c which often made kmsgdump oops.
- this version is a patch against kernel 2.2.15.
- modified the do_syslog calling method to avoid it generating oopses
under certain conditions.
- now the checkpoints are finer.
- added a patch against both 2.2.13 and 2.3.23 kernels.
I consider this version more stable than others, thanks to the efforts
from Neil , who provided me with a patch for
2.3.22 and compiled several intermediate versions, and also
Henrique M. Holschuh who helped me a lot to
point out the compiler/assembler problems.
- worked around a bug in old "as" versions which errors at compile time
on some old distros.
- a patch for 2.2.12
- a patch for alan's 2.2.13pre10
- a patch for 2.2.10-ac10 kernel.
- a patch for 2.3.10 kernel.
- only a patch for 2.2.10 kernel.
Please forget this release and download 0.3.1 since
this one has a race condition which causes it not to
dump on the right sector under some circumstances.
- a patch for stock 2.2.10 kernel,
- a patch for Alan Cox' revision 2.2.10-ac4
They may all apply to all recent kernels (2.2.10, 2.3.5+) provided you
have a decent version of "patch". The doc has been updated for version
I'd like you to try this version and share your feedback with LKML
( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Willy Tarreau - http://1wt.eu/