Linux Watchdog Daemon

These pages are intended to help with the testing of the Dundee "version 6.0" of the watchdog daemon, an experimental version that you should read the changelog for before using it.


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Overview of the Watchdog Daemon (read this first)
General Tests
Normal Installation
Getting V6.0 and Building (has link to the source code)
Command Line Options
Configuring The Daemon
Writing Test/Repair Scripts
Testing Before Deployment

Useful Links

Official source code (currently V5.15, and also older versions) can be pulled from here:

http://sourceforge.net/p/watchdog/code/ci/master/tree/

General bug tracking and issues can be looked at here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/watchdog/



The 'man' pages (may not be current):

http://linux.die.net/man/8/watchdog

http://linux.die.net/man/5/watchdog.conf


Other useful sources of information are:

https://github.com/miniwark/miniwark-howtos/wiki/Hardware-Watchdog-Timer-setup-on-Ubuntu-12.04

https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-api.txt

https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-kernel-api.txt

An excellent article covering watchdog hardware and the generally bad design of some hardware and software:

http://www.ganssle.com/watchdogs.htm


Last Updated on 28-Mar-2016 by Paul Crawford
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