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What is device /dev/sysmsg ?

I see the reference of this device in /etc/syslog.conf. Any inputs would be appreciated. Thanks!
*.err;kern.notice;auth.notice                   /dev/sysmsg

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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
This is a special device used by syslog to write to the system console. It is a
multiplex device, writing to all of the devices configured as consoles. So, the
idea is that things written there should be seen as soon as possible by a real person.
beer9Author Commented:
Thanks blu! :-)

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