Subject: Re: watchdog timer
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/07/2003 11:38:22
On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 04:14  PM, Simon Burge wrote:

> The wdogctl interface is meant for hardware watchdog timers.  This is
> what wdogctl reports on a IBM PowerPC 405GP box:
> 	walnut# wdogctl
> 	Available watchdog timers:
> 		wdog0, 5 second period

No, it was also meant to support software-only watchdog timers.  I just 
never got around to writing the software-only driver.  A "pseudo-device 
swwdog" would certainly be in order.

So, Steve, sure, take it as a cue to write such a driver :-)

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>