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Re: watchdog

> Does it actually perform some kind of checks? What I got from the 

Watchdog itself? Yes, which ones depends on your configuration. wd_keepalive
only triggers the hardware watchdog.

> documentation is that it only writes to /dev/watchdog periodically regardless 
> what happens. Thus "basic watchdog functionality" would only mean that it is 
> checked if the userspace process is still running.

Yes, if it doesn't the hw watchdog will reset the system.

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