watchdog - Software and/or Hardware watchdog daemon

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package name watchdog
Package version 5.13
Package release alt1_18
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 141.39 KB
Download size 141.39 KB
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The watchdog program can be used as a powerful software watchdog daemon
or may be alternately used with a hardware watchdog device such as the
IPMI hardware watchdog driver interface to a resident Baseboard
Management Controller (BMC).  watchdog periodically writes to /dev/watchdog;
the interval between writes to /dev/watchdog is configurable through settings
in the watchdog sysconfig file.  This configuration file is also used to
set the watchdog to be used as a hardware watchdog instead of its default
software watchdog operation.  In either case, if the device is open but not
written to within the configured time period, the watchdog timer expiration
will trigger a machine reboot. When operating as a software watchdog, the
ability to reboot will depend on the state of the machine and interrupts.
When operating as a hardware watchdog, the machine will experience a hard
reset (or whatever action was configured to be taken upon watchdog timer
expiration) initiated by the BMC.


Package Version Architecture Repository
watchdog-5.13-alt1_18.x86_64.rpm 5.13 x86_64 Classic
watchdog - - -


Name Value
/lib/ -
/usr/sbin/post_service -
/usr/sbin/preun_service - - - - - - -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
watchdog = 5.13-alt1_18


Type URL
Binary Package watchdog-5.13-alt1_18.i586.rpm
Source Package watchdog-5.13-alt1_18.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install watchdog rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install watchdog




2017-11-20 - Igor Vlasenko <> 5.13-alt1_18
- new version by request of oddity@; merged alt init file
2012-06-30 - Ilya Mashkin <> 5.9-alt1
- 5.9
2010-08-23 - Ilya Mashkin <> 5.8-alt2
- try to fix #23888
2010-08-12 - Ilya Mashkin <> 5.8-alt1
- 5.8
2009-04-10 - Ilya Mashkin <> 5.6-alt1
- 5.6
2009-01-08 - Ilya Mashkin <> 5.4-alt1
- 5.4
2007-08-27 - Lunar Child <> 5.3-alt4
- new version

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