Re: 3.9 is here...
ahh. I see.
Originally Posted by deri
Most people don't bother reading dmesg unless there actually is a problem so i would not bother Even then many don't bother reading it.
If I want to improve kernel developing, should I take note on my dmesg everytime I upgrade kernel? Or how do I find kernel bugs?
Unless you have a problem there is really no need to worry about kernel bugs.
If you do have a kernel problem the best thing you can do is to report it as a bug on Launchpad.
To understand the dmesg messages you will need a good understanding of hardware and how the Linux kernel actually works.
I have checked my dmesg just recently and I have plenty of stuff there that I don't understand. I definitely would want someone to explain. Just because I am curious. Not because I need the info.
You'll pick it up as you get more experienced if that's what you want to learn.
-site note- I have noticed that Phoronix has constantly discussion on it's forums about hardware/software that goes so deep that it's impossible to follow. It's like messing with dmesg.
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