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 From:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>
 To:  Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx at webweaving dot org>, Fred Wright <fw at well dot com>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall + net4501 keeps rebooting
 Date:  Wed, 31 Dec 2003 18:27:35 -0700
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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