What is device /dev/sysmsg ?

Posted on 2009-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
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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Question by:beer9
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    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.

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    Thanks blu! :-)

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