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Re: "Abberant symptopm" or "bug worth attempting to duplicate"?

On Jo, 29 nov 12, 11:03:51, Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 09:25:12AM +0000, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > 
> > How much RAM does your test machine have? Assuming lack of memory is the 
> > problem apt-get might have been killed by the OOM killer and as far as I 
> > know this is logged.
> > (On OpenWRT one can see it with 'dmesg', don't know about Debian).
> dmesg also works on debian - not because of any particular feature of
> Debian, but rather because of that's the way the Linux kernel works -
> it has a buffer (8K IIRC) which contains the last kernel messages.

What I meant is that OpenWRT is quite a different environment than a 
typical Linux system, with a customized kernel[1], logging disabled by 
default, etc. Of course 'dmesg' works on a Debian system, but don't know 
if this particular information is in there. It most probably is[2], but 
I wont state something if I don't know for sure.

[1] there are still builds with a 2.4 kernel
[2] AFAIK the OOM killer is in the kernel

Kind regards,
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