Nathan C. Smith
smith at ipmvs.com
Fri Aug 19 16:11:08 CDT 2005
Does it show up in 'cat /proc/interrupts'? What are NMI:, LOC, and ERR that
show up in that listing?
From: Dave Weis [mailto:djweis at internetsolver.com]
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 3:19 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] Nmi_watchdog
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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