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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
/etc/init.d/micro-evtd stop
# 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.

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