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tail /var/log/messages spasm



Intermittently during testing, I've found that the tail
/var/log/messages running on tty3 sometimes reports "no such file or
directory." I assume this is because the messages file simply doesn't
exist yet.
 
Certainly one fix for this would be to touch messages in=20
scripts/rootdisk/prototype/var/log, thus creating an empty file. Perhaps
another way is to otherwise create the file at boot time, perhaps in
inittab?

What's the best solution?

On another topic: currently, the default ext2 partition formatting 
provides backward support for 2.0 kernels. Would anyone object if I 
change the default to 2.2 (and later) kernels? I noticed that the arm 
message (in utilities/dbootstrap/partition_config.c) is a bit different, 
something about netwinder firmware. I won't change that entry without 
explicit instructions.


Thanks,

Stephen

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Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!
<stephen@marenka.net>

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