djweis at internetsolver.com
Fri Aug 19 15:19:14 CDT 2005
Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> Anybody know what nmi_watchdog is? I tried google but I'm hoping somebody
> can give a more direct explanation.
A watchdog is a combination of hardware and software to reboot a hung
machine. The software part tells the hardware part to start a timer and
if it's not poked within that time period, the software is dead/hung,
reboot the server.
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