[Soekris] "Lockup" update

Iustin Pop iusty at k1024.org
Fri Mar 30 16:53:03 UTC 2007


On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 11:07:54AM +0200, Bill Maas wrote:
> If I understood the OpenBSD manual well, all the watchdog does is
> determine (by nature) that job scheduling fails. Which indicates that
> the kernel is in some erratic state, which in turn suggests that it's
> operation in general should be regarded as pretty UNDEFINED.

Well, that is the case when you use a software watchdog only (a 'fake'
one). The soekris boxes have hardware watchdogs, which if don't receive
a signal from the kernel, should reboot the machine in the configured
time. That is, if the hardware is in a sane state.

iustin


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