> Anyway, I've had enough of this watchdog thing - it seems to cause
> problems for some m0n0wall users that like to push their boxes at
> maximum throughput for more than a few seconds, there's no clean
> solution (yet), etc.
First I hear of that - and would be interested in digging into it. Any
pointers to a description ?
I've used it both in wirelessleiden.nl and in commercial project and not
observed this; nor with 100Mbit ether or WiFi. Are we sure this is not an
artifact of polling mode and a HZ setting introduced at the same time ?
> My solution is to remove it from m0n0wall, and that's what I'm going to
No trouble. Whichever is easiest; though given the way this code works and
given the way the HW of the Elan works - I seriously do dount that the
watchdog is the cause - perhaps more a sympthom; a few cycles userland
with just a sysctl() and a dud syslog() every 15 seconds (in a sleep()
from libc) - and kernel side just some bit toggingling is not a likely
suspect. Unless syslog() is seriously borked.