Reducing the need to compile a custom kernel
freebsd at damnhippie.dyndns.org
Fri Feb 10 23:38:34 UTC 2012
On Fri, 2012-02-10 at 15:10 -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> * Addition: device ichwd
> - Note: We do not use features of this driver given known problems
> with the watchdog firing during ddb> and similar environments. I
> have no idea if this has been fixed, but I do remember it being
> confirmed as a problem.
It used to be that "watchdog 0" in ddb disabled the watchdog, then when
we upgraded to 8.2 that stopped working. One day I discovered (via
typo) that now just "watchdog" without a numeric parm disables it. I'm
not positive that applies to the ichwd but it works that way for the
hardware watchdog on our arm platforms.
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