[PATCH] watchdog: core: suppress "watchdog did not stop" message

Tao Ren taoren at fb.com
Tue Nov 27 17:11:46 AEDT 2018

On 11/26/18, 5:31 PM, "Jerry Hoemann" <jerry.hoemann at hpe.com> wrote:
> Tao,
> If you're on a system running systemd, the default behavior is to
> enable the watchdog during shutdown.  This guards against shutdown hanging.
> So this message will be routinely printed out during orderly shutdown.

Thank you Jerry for the comments.

I actually use a separate daemon process to kick the watchdog on my BMC system. The daemon monitors temperature sensors and other system states and kicks watchdog periodically: if the daemon gets stuck or exits, then the machine needs to reboot even if kernel/systemd is fine. Perhaps I need to look for a better/official way to manage the watchdog device..

BTW, I will be travelling abroad in the new few days and may not be able to reply emails timely. Thank you again for jumping in.

Best regards,
Tao Ren

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