In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Doug Reynolds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed:
> On Sun, 2 Feb 2003 20:02:30 -0600, Mike Meyer wrote:
> >In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, David Larkin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed:
> >> Dragoncrest wrote:
> >> >         I've got a rather odd question, but I'm looking for the easiest way to
> >> > determin how much ram I have on a given system without rebooting it.  I'm
> >> > sure that there is some kind of console command that tells me that info,
> >> > but I have no idea where to begin looking to find out.  Does anybody
> >> > know?  Thanks.
> >> use the command dmesg
> >It may no longer be available there. The dmesg at boot time is
> >preserved in /var/run/dmesg.boot. The information should be there,
> >even if it's gone from dmesg.
> thats is kinda of odd, is that with 5.0-release?
> any clues on why?

That's with any version of FreeBSD. And the kernel dmesg buffer is
only so big. As other messages come in, older ones get flushed. SO if
you've been up long enough, you can lose the original boot
messages. If you boot single user and work there before going
multiuser, you can lose them in /var/run/dmesg.boot, even.

Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>    
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.

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