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Re: why are the watchdog drivers blacklisted?

On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 04:45:53AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> If the defaults for some drivers are wrong then I can't see why they
> should not be fixed, but if default configuration parameters are needed
> then they should be provided by the watchdog package.

If the watchdog package is the only one using these modules that would be fine.
But watchdog itself just expects a device to be present and only insmods a
module if one is manually configured. Other users might use these modules with
the user space daemon package but they still should get the right
configuration, don't you think? Or what am I missing.

> (BTW, is there any other watchdog daemon? The watchdog package reliably
> fails to detect when the system is half-killed by OOM.)

How about explaing your problem a little bit better and, if it's really a
failure in watchdog, reporting a bug? What exactly did you do? And how did you
configure watchdog?


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