Re: Machine reboots during 1.1 -> 1.2.1 upgrade
"Michael" == Michael Meskes <email@example.com> writes:
Michael> Dermot Bradley writes:
>> I tracked the problem down to the watchdog process - by disabling
>> it and reboot I was able to successfully complete the upgrades.
Michael> What happened exactly? For watchdog to reboot the system it
Michael> has to be idle for more than a minute. Normally it awakes
There's a chance that this person has his kernel compiled with the
NO_WAY_OUT watchdog option, as I do. Once started, softdog can't be
cancelled -- even the orderly shutdown of watchdog that dpkg performs
will reboot the system.
The watchdog package should probably not automatically kill the
running process during an upgrade.
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