Re: reboot on panic

Alan Cox (
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 00:42:40 +0000 (GMT)

> Any idea which one is more reliable? Why are there two seperate
> mechanisms? Do they try to shutdown or reboot coldly?

The reboot one only works on reboot. The watchdog one is designed to work
whenever the box stops responding. Neither are graceful as if your machine
has gone kersplat trying to shutdown neatly may well write corrupted memory
all over your disk.