watchdog enhancement update
|Type:||Product Enhancement Advisory|
|Last updated on:||2009-09-02|
|Affected Products:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
A watchdog update (re-based to upstream version 5.6) that applies several
fixes and enhancements is now available.
The watchdog package provides a user-space application which can be
configured to provide updates to a hardware or software watchdog timer via
the Linux kernel's watchdog interface.
This version of the watchdog package is now re-based to upstream version
This re-base several bug fixes and enhancements, including:
* The watchdog package was missing a required file, MNTTAB. This made it
possible for watchdog to crash when the mnt_off() function initiated a
shutdown. The missing MNTTAB file is now included with this version,
thereby avoiding any possible crashes.
* /usr/share/doc/watchdog-5.6/examples/another-chance.sh script is now
included. This script can be used as a repair binary, which can allow for
several test failures before finally rebooting.
* Several bugs in the wd_keepalive program are now fixed. With this
release, wd_keepalive now honors all command line options. In addition,
wd_keepalive now requires a watchdog device to be configured properly.
Users of watchdog are advised to upgrade to this new version.
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)|
|(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)|
Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)
446123 - LTC:5.3:201635:Sync watchdog package to latest available upstream
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