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Do ipmiutil, ipmitool and redfishtool use different timers for watchdog?

So are there different timers? When I change the timeout action with redfishtool's PATCH, it doesn't seem to affect whatever ipmitool is looking at. ipmitool still reports "No action". $ ...
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How to get qemu watchdog working in Freebsd 12.1 guest

I am running a couple of OpnSense (based on FreeBSD 12.1) routers in qemu virtual machines in Proxmox 6.4. Promox has its own non-libvert way of configuring VMs, but to add a watchdog device, one adds ...
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Cannot ping reachable host when using eth0 as interface

I wrote a watchdog script that checks whether the VPN server on my machine (which is reachable over the internet) is working properly. There have been random issues after long runs that required a ...
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watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#51 stuck

We have 2 similar machines x10qbi, 4 x cpu, 1TB RAM, Ubuntu 18 that are facing soft lockup and freeze. Already disabled ACPI in BIOS, but it did not solve, ASP was off since initial setup. These 2 ...
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flushing iptables causes kernel to hang

On a hypervisor host I have a scripts which uses iptables to setup all the firewall rules for allowing and passing connections across various fabrics and VMs. At the top of the script, I flush the ...
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rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU + watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#3 stuck for 22s

Being unable to ssh into a machine I connected it to a monitor and found the following: The machine is running Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS and is a first generation 8 core Ryzen 1700. I've restarted the ...
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esxi - vm watchdog function / auto-restart failed vm

I am using ESXi 6.5 (free licence). Occasionally, one of my virtual servers (ubuntu 18.04) running on the esxi host freezes. Symptoms: the server is no longer accessible via http(s) or ssh and doesn't ...
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watchdog watchdog0 watchdog did not stop

I have a computer that always has issues restarting/shutting down. I've installed many Linux distributions on it, including Debian 9 and VMware Photon OS, and I always have the same issue. When I ...
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What minimum hardware watchdog device timeout is considered safe?

I've recently setup watchdog using Intel hardware TCO that does automatically reboot the system it crashes (using Ubuntu LTS). In watchdog.conf you can configure a timeout before reboot. Defaults to ...
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soft lockup in user process and dead lock

I have one issue, at customer machine the user space process is hogging up the processor (soft lockup)along with 2 kernel process and dump stack trace showing RIP at _ticket_spin_lock in all 3 process....
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busybox: watchdog - logging

I'm trying to debug a reboot of an embedded device and suspect watchdog might be involved but cannot find any logs. I also cannot find the watchdog.conf anywhere. The device is available at /dev/...
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watchdog: basic configuration options don't work as expected

I run ubuntu 14.04 LTS and watchdog 5.13. My goal is to achieve following: run external check script every 30 seconds reboot if script fails during 300 seconds (e.g. 10 failed attempts in a row) I ...
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Can't get 'max-load-*' feature to work with `watchdog`

I can't seem to get watchdog's 'max-load-*' features working on Ubuntu 14.04 (in a Vagrant VM w/ Virtualbox). From my understanding, it should be fairly straight forward. Here's how I'm testing it. ...
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Supermicro BMC watchdog-caused reboots

I've recently acquired a SuperMicro X10SLL-F motherboard, which has a built-in BMC (Aspeed AST2400 chip). I want to use built-in watchdog controller when running linux on server (gentoo hardened). I ...
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watchdog service is not working because /dev/watchdog does not exist

There is a ITE8783 watchdog chip placed within my machine (OS Ubuntu 14.04.1). The kernel module it87 supports is. This module was not automatically loaded on startup. So I added it87 to /etc/modules. ...
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pgpool run and only log one line

I am using pgpool and when I run: sudo pgpool -f pgpool.conf -F pcp.conf -n It just log one line and keep waitting.... : 2014-10-09 13:27:42 LOG: pid 28626: wd_chk_setuid: ifup[/sbin/ifconfig] ...
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Install watchdog and firewall on Plesk 11.5 [closed]

As far as I know Plesk arrives with Firewall and Watchdog out of the box, but now I'm working on a new server with Plesk 11.5.30 and I the Extensions Management page is empty. How can I install the ...
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Is a hardware watchdog already active at my CentOS server?

I rent a dedicated server (with Intel Haswell CPU and custom hardware) at a lowcost hosting service and use it with CentOS 6.4 / 64 bit Linux (with stock kernel: 2.6.32-358.14.1.el6.x86_64). Every ...
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watchdog: behavior of file and sync options?

Here's my situation: I'm having a very occasional problem where a (very) remote embedded PC/104 system running Debian seems to lose the ability to use any communications interface. I can't get to it ...
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Linux watchdog and timing interval

How does the /dev/watchdog timer exactly work? I found a description here and it says that once I open the file from an application I need to update it every 10 seconds. I was wondering is this a ...
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what is the best universal watchdog script? [closed]

OK, so I'm familiar with several methods of implementing a "watchdog" script. The problem is, that none of these check for a "hung" or unresponsive process. They all just check if the process is still ...
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CMAN: using SBD (Storage Based Death) and watchdog as STONITH

I'm building up a 2-node cluster based on CMAN + Pacemaker cluster stack, but I have no hardware STONITH devices. However both nodes are connected to a shared storage via iSCSI and I would like to use ...
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launchd as watchdog

Can launchd on OSX (specifically Mountain Lion) be configured to work like watchdog, monitoring processes, after having launched them, to keep them alive? If so, how?
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Does exist a linux service for watching/checking (and restarting, i.e. for a segfault) running daemons? [closed]

I'm searching for a linux service that watches/checks every n seconds a list of running processes/daemons for detecting (and noticing+restarting the process) any issues (like a segmentation fault in ...
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How to set up linux watchdog daemon with Intel 6300esb

I've been searching for this on Google for sometime now and I have yet to find proper documentation on how to connect the kernel driver for my 6300esb watchdog timer to /dev/watchdog and ensure that ...
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Kill processes if high load average

Not so far ago LA on my server raised to 400 and I couldn't even login to server using ssh. Does exists any software, that can prevent this situations by automatically killing processes that making ...
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HP ProLiant DL360 G7 watchdog

I have dl360 G7 servers. some times kernel got panic. I understood, that server have hardware watchdog timer. dmesg | grep wdt [ 6.344992] hpwdt 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -...
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Self watchdog script

Has anyone written a self-watchdog script and can share the way it was resolved? I have DD-WRT on one of the routers and can make only one startup script. The problem is doesn't get run. If I log on ...
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How to check what/if hardware watchdogs are available in linux?

Linux supports several types of watchdog hardware. Is there a way to detect the available hardware watchdogs and load the appropriate kernel module (and "softdog" as fallback solution)? I guess, ...
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HP NC107i (BCM5723) on freebsd 9

We've purchased 3 hp proliant dl120 servers. They come with 2 integrated network adapters - HP NC107i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapter which is based on BCM5723. After Freebsd 9 installation I've ...
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linux + create simple watch dog process in shell script

I need to create watch dog process (will run in linux version 5.x) that look all time on /etc/cluster.cf file And if the process matches the string: machineA_is_active in the cluster.cf file Then ...
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Sun T2000 Solaris 10 Watchdog

Any ideas where the watchdog properties/settings are located on a T2000 running SPARC Solaris 10? Thanks.
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Looking for a basic auto-ping power watchdog for my flaky server

My home Mac Mini server keeps locking up, and I was looking into a switch to automatically cycle the power when it stops responding to pings. Is there a simpler/cheaper alternative that devices like ...
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System reboot on executing "date -s" command

My system reboots when i give the "date -s" command. I collected the log and it says this Jan 18 13:27:46 watchdog[2421]: file /tmp/cmm/strobeWDT was not changed in 1 seconds. Jan 18 13:27:46 ...
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watchdog daemon file change interval?

I'm trying to setup the watchdog daemon to run on my Fedora 12 system. I know exactly what I want it to do ... but I'm unsure as to exactly configure it. Mainly due to inexact documentation. What I ...
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How to install GNU/Linux on ADSL router to setup internet watchdog?

What model of ADSL modem/router by major market brand can be used to install some distro of Linux to setup a watchdog to initialize connection by demand in case for example of main internet connection ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 "Watchdog Timeout" drops ethernet connection

Recently my FreeBSD 8.0 (GENERIC) box was hit with a large amount of requests from an IP in Taiwan, trying to guess passwords and all of that stuff. Anyway, long story short, I noticed at a certain ...
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Windows NT Service "Watchdog" software?

The company i'm doing contract work is using Windows NT servers for a handful of legacy clients / website hosting. Brilliant. Anyway, One these Windows NT servers, occasionally the "World Wide Web ...
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