On 30.12.2003, at 18:00, Fabrizio Fioravanti wrote:
> I do not agree with you since when I kill the watchdog process the
> reboot automatically in a few seconds.
> It can be broken ... but what watchdogd does is simply to reset an
> counter, and then when the deamon is not present the counter is not
> and ... Reboot; as happens to me.
Look at the source code before making false claims, please. When you
"kill" watchdogd by sending it a SIGTERM (which is what happens when
you just use "kill <pid>" as suggested), then it will get a chance to
disable the watchdog:
Dec 30 18:19:25 /usr/local/sbin/watchdogd: Watchdog disabled
...and the box will keep running. Q.E.D.