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[Freeipmi-devel] bmc-watchdog and the OS watchdog in BIOS

From: Won De Erick
Subject: [Freeipmi-devel] bmc-watchdog and the OS watchdog in BIOS
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 18:11:45 -0700 (PDT)

Hi All,

We've tried installing the bmc-watchdog utility in IBMx343 running FreeBSD. We've found out that it can interact with the built-in management processor. When the timer was set to 1 minute using bmc-watchdog -s command, the system restarted after the specified time. But this setting did not change the OS watchdog timer that was pre-configured using the BIOS utility. How are these two differ from each other?

I've learned some known issues on using bmc-watchdog as specified in the following:

Setting the watchdog timer on the user space is incomparable with an independent hardware watchdog (is this the case of the built-in management processor on the IBM x343 box?). Hope to receive some lights from all.



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