Re: Enabling watchdog
- From: John Baldwin <jhb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 07:52:20 -0400
On 05/14/2010 04:13 AM, Doug Ambrisko wrote:rihad writes:Thanks. So did I understand it right that I should first install sysutils/ipmitool, then start polling "ipmitool sel list" in a shell script from a cron job run once a minute, and reboot in case IPMI triggers? But if it's a kernel lockup, none of the user level code might run at all. Any way to fall back to a hard and fast kernel level machine reset?
| Hi, I'm thinking of enabling the watchdog on our Dell PowerEdge 2950 /
| FreeBSD 8.0 amd64, so that it reboots the machine in case of lockups.
| Right now it doesn't work:
| # watchdog
| watchdog: patting the dog: Operation not supported
| Looking through the kernel configuration I found two relevant settings:
| In /sys/conf/NOTES:
| # Add software watchdog routines.
| options SW_WATCHDOG
| and in /sys/amd64/conf/NOTES:
| # Watchdog routines.
| options MP_WATCHDOG
| Which of them should I rebuild the kernel with? BTW, the existing kernel
| is built with the default "options SCHED_ULE" to make good use of
| multiple CPUs, does watchdog work with it?
If no one has said yet, kldload ipmi then run watchdogd. ... or compile
it into the kernel. This will enable the IPMI HW watchdog. If it triggers,
it will appear in the IPMI SEL (ipmitool sel list).
No, watchdogd and the IPMI driver will manage the watchdog. You can use 'sel elist' after a reboot to see if the reboot was triggered via the watchdog.
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