[pve-devel] Watchdog hardware vor VMS
t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Tue Oct 3 18:40:27 CEST 2023
Am 03/10/2023 um 12:51 schrieb Sascha Schmidt:
> Am Dienstag, dem 03.10.2023 um 12:35 +0200 schrieb Thomas Lamprecht:
>> Am 01/10/2023 um 08:59 schrieb Sascha Schmidt:
>>> i have the whish to use watchdog inside of VMs.
>>> I also want to develop this feature for Proxmox.
>>> Can i go with this or is there a pro / con for?
>> Proxmox VE already supports setting up a watchdog for virtual machines
>> emulated by QEMU, it's just not exposed on the web UI as it's a bit of
>> a niche feature. But you can use the API or CLI to configure one just
>> fine, for example:
> Ive succeed by adding it manually to the conf. It shows not up in the
> Webui. Thats specially the point i want to resolve :)
> So i can go on with my development ?
Why is a web UI integration required? I'm not outright rejecting doing
so, but I see rather limited value of having this HW exposed in the UI,
as the UI is already rather crowded and that's why I'd like to keep niche
features to API/CLI only, so I'd like to manage your expectations – not
that you do lots of work that then won't get accepted.
Maybe you could open an enhancement request for this over at our
I'd then mark it as postponed and comment that others interested in this
should show so by commenting too. If we get a few requests with somewhat
good use cases I'd be easier for me to argue reevaluating this.
Out of interest: What's actually your use case for an emulated QEMU
watchdog? Personally I only use the Linux softdog in VMs.
Oh, and btw. if you decide to develop something please check out our
developer docs, especially the CLA part:
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