[clug] forcing a kernel message

Red Phoenix intersect at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 01:09:25 GMT 2005

If you have an alsa-enabled machine, try loading any application that
uses the old oss compatibility layer - eg: firefox, skype,
mixer_applet2. This should generate a message from the alsa module,
something like this:
application firefox-bin uses obsolete OSS audio interface

Alternatively, ifdown eth0 / ifup eth0 will generate some stuff, as
will unplugging/replugging a USB device.


On 8/2/05, Robert Edwards <Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Probably a very simple question (maybe not) - I need to test my kernel
> message logging (via the serial port). How can I generate a benign
> kernel message reliably and simply (eg. without writing code)?
> "modprobe" doesn't count (not benign enough).
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.
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