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 From:  Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx at webweaving dot org>
 To:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  Fabrizio Fioravanti <fabrizio dot fioravanti at finsystem dot net>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Net45xx image without watchdog
 Date:  Tue, 30 Dec 2003 09:41:02 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 30 Dec 2003, Manuel Kasper wrote:

> support for it from the kernel as well) unless your hardware is somehow
> broken and the watchdog cannot be disabled once it has been enabled (works
> fine for me though), and as I said, the next release will have watchdogd

No the code does an

	enable watchdog
	while(1) {
		kick wathdog
		sleep ..

so if you do not start it -> no watchdog. If you kill it normal, no
watchdog. A kill -9  is different of course.