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

        Hello.  I've tried it with NetBSD 3.1 and NetBSD 3.x.  I tried again
yesterday after I wrote with NetBSD 3.1.  While the system didn't reboot
when I armed the timer, when I killed -9 the user process which was
tickling the timer, the system did not reboot when the timer expired.
I've tested that with ichlpcib0 and I've gotten reboots.  I'll try with
NetBSD-4 to see  if it behaves any differently.

On Nov 25, 11:20pm, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
} Subject: 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
} --
>-- End of excerpt from Manuel Bouyer

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