|WATCHDOGD(8)||System Manager's Manual||WATCHDOGD(8)|
watchdog timer retrigger daemon
watchdogd is a daemon to activate and
periodically retrigger the watchdog(4)
timer device from userland.
watchdogd is designed to
work in high load environments, where other methods (such as a shell script
invoking sysctl(8)) would involve too
The basic premise is that after every
resets the hardware timer to period. See also
watchdog(4) for more information on how
watchdog timers work.
The options are as follows:
watchdogdwill run in the foreground.
watchdogdshould retrigger the hardware timer. If no interval is specified, the value of period (see below) divided by three is used.
watchdogdwill not output a warning message if the underlying hardware adjusted the timeout period.
watchdogd program first appeared in
watchdogd was written by
|July 16, 2013||OpenBSD-current|