Truncated dmesg at boot up

From: Jordan Breeding (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 23:06:33 EST

I am seeing a weird problem, and have been for some time, where the
messages output to the console during boot up and truncated. The first
few lines, always a different amount of lines, are always missing and
can not be seen by doing `dmesg` or `cat /var/log/dmesg`. I have been
using the -ac branch exclusively and am currently using -ac with the
most up-to-date CVS ext3 -ac merge and Robert Love's most current
preempt patches. Currently I am running 2.4.10-ac10 with the
2.4.7-ac7-ext3-0.9.12 branch of ext3 CVS to get me up to date with ext3
and also running the 2.4.10-ac10 set of preempt patches. Here is the
begining of what is contained in both the output of `dmesg` and `cat

0 (reserved)
127MB HIGHMEM available.
found SMP MP-table at 000f5620
hm, page 000f5000 reserved twice.
hm, page 000f6000 reserved twice.
hm, page 000f1000 reserved twice.
hm, page 000f2000 reserved twice.
On node 0 totalpages: 262128
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 225280 pages.
zone(2): 32752 pages.
Intel MultiProcessor Specification v1.4
    Virtual Wire compatibility mode.
OEM ID: OEM00000 Product ID: PROD00000000 APIC at: 0xFEE00000
Processor #0 Pentium(tm) Pro APIC version 17
Processor #1 Pentium(tm) Pro APIC version 17
I/O APIC #2 Version 17 at 0xFEC00000.
Processors: 2
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda5 rootflags=data=journal
video=aty128fb:1280x1024 hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hdd=scsi
ide_setup: hdb=scsi
ide_setup: hdc=scsi
ide_setup: hdd=scsi

There used to be more information at the top and I do not know why
recently I have not been able to see this information anymore. Thanks
to anyone who can help.

Jordan Breeding
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