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Re: why are the watchdog drivers blacklisted?

On Feb 06, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:

> It got renamed to wdt_tco, I think, and it will hard-hang a lot of thinkpads
> if it ever triggers, for example: the SMBIOS can't handle it.
OK, I will blacklist this one.

> Anyway, if for any reason we load a watchdog driver, AND any of the watchdog
> userspace packages by mistake, we can cause data loss.
root can cause data loss by running rm -rf / by mistake as well, so this
is not a great argument.


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