January 11th, 2005, 01:21
-bash-2.05b$ dmesg
ddress already in use

Whats with this?

Free 4.9

January 11th, 2005, 09:12
Opus, what's your uptime? (I bet it's at least 15 days.) The dmesg buffer eventually rolls out and all you see in there are newer kernel messages. You are likely seeing the tail-end of a failed socket-open call made in the last few days.

January 11th, 2005, 11:14
-bash-2.05b$ uptime
8:08AM up 56 days, 12:34, 1 user, load averages: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01

January 11th, 2005, 12:07
Yeah. If you were to reboot, you'd find nice normal dmesg stuff in there again.

To see what that "ddress already in use" is about, check the /var/log/messages logs. It might be fairly old already.

January 11th, 2005, 18:44
Wow neat, didn't know that. Thanks Bmw.

January 16th, 2005, 19:33
Late breaking news:

The original system-boot dmesg can often be found in /var/run/dmesg.boot.

Run dmesg -a to see all the kernel and console messages that have pushed all the older messages out of the dmesg buffer.

(Discovered both of these by checking the manpage -- imagine that! :-)