[CentOS] Hardware watchdog timer, no IPMI, no /dev/watchdog

Sun Jun 15 03:28:32 UTC 2014
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

Hi all,

   I've got a Portwell NANO-6060 board I am testing out for potential 
use in a project of ours. One of the nice features of this board, beyond 
nice NICs, is that it has a hardware watchdog timer.

   The problem is that I don't get a /dev/watchdog device file. I know 
the hardware works, because when I enable it in BIOS, the box will 
reboot after the timer expires. However, without the /dev/watchdog 
device, I don't have a way to kick it.

   In dmesg, I see:

NMI watchdog enabled, takes one hw-pmu counter.

   So it *looks* like it's there. Also, I installed the 'watchdog' 
package (but not the IPMI package) and the watchdog service is running.

Any tips?


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