Subject: CVS commit: src/sbin/wdogctl
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: source-changes
Date: 08/13/2006 01:11:01
Module Name:	src
Committed By:	dyoung
Date:		Sun Aug 13 01:11:01 UTC 2006

Modified Files:
	src/sbin/wdogctl: wdogctl.8 wdogctl.c

Log Message:
Add a flag to wdogctl(8), -x, that activates a user-mode timer that
is NOT disarmed when wdogctl closes the watchdog device.  The -x
mode protects against the case where the kernel kills wdogctl,
sshd, and other essential userland programs (due to memory exhaustion,
for example), lobotomizing a mission-critical NetBSD system and
necessitating an operator visit to reboot it.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -r1.12 -r1.13 src/sbin/wdogctl/wdogctl.8
cvs rdiff -r1.15 -r1.16 src/sbin/wdogctl/wdogctl.c

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