At 02:54 AM 12/31/2003, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
>Folks, there is _NOTHING_ in that watchdog; it enables a 31 second
>hardware-countdown on the CPU by passing a single ioctl() to the kernel
>which directly writes the value into a CPU register. Then sleeps 15
>seconds (using nanosleep()) and does it again.
I don't think I've seen anyone claiming the watchdog is CPU
intensive. They seem to be arguing that they'd rather have their systems
get flakey rather than reboot when overloaded.
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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