Subject: Re: watchdog timer
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/07/2003 14:40:08
In message <>, Jason Thor
pe writes:
>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 :-)

OK -- will do...

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)