Bug#613235: release-notes: Watchdog during upgrade
On 13-03-30 12:15 PM, Anders Montonen wrote:
Going by this <http://forum.buffalo.nas-central.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=26909> there may still be some problems with the watchdog daemon, but I don't know if it is the same problem I had (ie. the new daemon not being started right away). I have not tried upgrading to Wheezy myself yet.
Thank you for bringing my attention to this bug.
In micro-evtd in wheezy, the init script's "stop" action disables the
watchdog, so the box won't be killed. I had forgotten that the version
in squeeze doesn't have that behaviour.
I guess it's too late to make that change in squeeze. I think adding a
note in the release-notes would be useful, to the effect that users
should run before upgrading:
# stop the daemon from resetting the watchdog timer
# disable the watchdog timer
/usr/sbin/microapl -a system_set_watchdog off
I'm afraid my Linkstation is in storage right now, so I can't test the
upgrade myself soon. Still, please let me know if there's anything else
I can help with.
I'll post this in the thread you linked, as well.