Re: why are the watchdog drivers blacklisted?
On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 04:12:10PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> 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
Plus it locks itself into main memory and will not suffer from swappiness
> userspace so there's error conditions like being deep into swap which
> make the actual application unusable but don't stop watchdog soldiering
You can configure the watchdog daemon to also test quite some system conditions
and react accordingly. This will however be done in user space.
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