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Re: why are the watchdog drivers blacklisted?

On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 03:51:24PM +0100, Michael Meskes wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 04:45:53AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> > (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?

The core problem with watchdog WRT stuff like that that is that it's a
fairly small program and doesn't monitor the state of the rest of
userspace so there's error conditions like being deep into swap which
make the actual application unusable but don't stop watchdog soldiering

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