[PVE-User] bmc-watchdog curiosity

mj lists at merit.unu.edu
Tue Feb 4 21:09:35 CET 2020


Hi Dietmar,

On 2/4/20 6:40 PM, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
> In theory, a HW watchdog is considered more reliable than softdog.
> 
> In practice, softdog works extremely well, and HW watchdogs fail because
> of miss-configuration or IPMI bios bugs...
> 
> So IMHO you do not get much added value using ipmi_watchdog.
> 
> But this is more a feeling - I do not have numbers.

That is exactly the kind of feedback we were after. We'll keep it the 
way it is now, with softdog and bmc-watchdog for resetting a crashed 
machine.

Thanks!

MJ


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