> Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:21:01 +0000
> From: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: /var/log/messages(dmesg) ?
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:41:04AM +0000, Hadi Motamedi
> > My Debian server got hung and when I tried to power cycle
> > it , I checked its /var/log/messages & /var/log/dmesg with
> > respect to the time of fault occurance to see what was
> > really happened . But its 'messages' log does not show
> > anything recorded for about 30 minutes before its recovery
> > after power cycling . Can you please let me know where is
> > I can check to find the root cause of failure ?
> Well, whether or not the root cause would be logged depends
> on a lot of factors, but you might find /var/log/kern.log
> useful in a lot of situations.
> See /etc/syslog.conf (or /etc/rsyslog.conf if you are using
> rsyslog) to see what types of syslog messages get logged to
> what files.
Thanks for your reply . I added the kern.log to my /etc/syslog.conf as the following :
I will check my /var/log/kern.log on my Debian server next hung state .
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