At 07:58 AM 12/30/2003, Fabrizio Fioravanti wrote:
>Regarding the reboot problem, is it possible to have an image without
>watchdog for net45xx. At least the kernel is needed, since it is not
>obviously enough to kill the watchdogd process. I have found no sysctl to
>disable hardware watchdog and no possibility to exclude it from comBios.
It's not a sysctl, it is an ioctl against /dev/elan-mmrc.
If you kill watchdogd with a normal "kill", it will disable the timer
before exiting. Just what you want.
When the watchdogd starts up, it enables the timer for a 32 second
interval, and then starts resetting it every 16 seconds.
If you "kill -9" the watchdog daemon (so it can't stop the timer before
exiting) your net45xx will reset in 15 to 30 seconds.
You won't find this in the 4.9-RELEASE documentation, it's backported from
for more information.
Chad R. Larson (CRL22) chad at eldocomp dot com
Eldorado Computing, Inc. 602-604-3100
5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3228
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