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Re: Tips on using ipmi(4) and wdogctl?

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 03:29:54PM -0800, Brian Buhrow wrote:
>       Hello.  I have a number of machines with the ipmi(4) watchdog timer in
> place.  Yet, I don't really understand how to activate it.
> If I do wdogctl on the machine, I get:
> %/sbin/wdogctl
> Available watchdog timers:
>         ipmi0, 0 second period
> If I put something like:
> wdogctl=YES   wdogctl_flags="-u -p 30 ipmi0"
> in /etc/rc.conf, then the system reboots when ever /etc/rc.d/wdogctl is
> executed.
>       Is there a way I can set the ipmi0 watchdog to monitor the system, as
> if it were in user tickle mode, and have the system restart if the user
> processes stop moving forward?  This works great with the ichlpcib0
> watchdog, but I have had no luck using the ipmi watchdog.  Any clues?

What NetBSD release is it ? It used to work on netbsd 4.x ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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