Bug 83625 - 'dmesg -n $LOGLEVEL' get overwriten by syslog service
Summary: 'dmesg -n $LOGLEVEL' get overwriten by syslog service
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-06 14:04 UTC by Oliver Schulze L.
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-06 15:58:24 UTC

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Description Oliver Schulze L. 2003-02-06 14:04:55 UTC
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Description of problem:
The setup of the console message level is overwirten by the syslog service.
The initial setup of the console si done in:
with the command:
# Fix console loglevel
/bin/dmesg -n $LOGLEVEL

but, later with the syslog is started, the configuration done in /etc/rc.sysinit
is lost.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure syslog to start at boot time
2. reboot your system
3. run cat /proc/sys/kernel/printk

Actual Results:  cat /proc/sys/kernel/printk
6       4       1       7

Expected Results:  cat /proc/sys/kernel/printk
should returns
3       4       1       7

The number 3 is configured in the variable:
in the file:

Additional info:

Maybe the console dmesh initialization can be run from rc.local
or at the end of /etc/init.d/syslog

Comment 1 Oliver Schulze L. 2003-02-06 14:28:01 UTC
Found a nice solution:
Set this variable:
in this file:
The key part is to add "-c 3" to the variable KLOGD_OPTIONS

This solution makes variable LOGLEVEL in:
obsolete only when the service syslog is used.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-06 15:58:24 UTC
The default /etc/sysconfig/init says that syslogd will reset the console
loglevel; hence, this isn't really a bug.

Comment 3 Oliver Schulze L. 2003-02-06 16:02:23 UTC
I think the bug is only described in:

The issue is not solved in /etc/sysconfig/init, thats why I opened the bug.
Because initscripts fails to set the console loglevel.

It is a bug or at least a feature that does not work.

Please let me know if there will be a solucion for setting the console level in
all cases. (when syslog is used)

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