raspbian watchdog



Install the watchdog daemon on raspberry pi raspbian

update `firmware`
$ sudo -s
# rpi-update


install the watchdog deamon
# apt-get install watchdog


load the watchdog module
# modprobe bcm2708_wdog
# echo "bcm2708_wdog" >> /etc/modules  


set /etc/watchdog.conf ...
this is what I ended up enabling
# cat /etc/watchdog.conf |egrep -v "^#.*"

max-load-1  = 24
max-load-5  = 18
max-load-15  = 12



watchdog-device = /dev/watchdog



realtime  = yes
priority  = 1

I just need to watch for system hangs ... the ping and the user commands seem nice though.

# shutdown -r now


raspberry pi software watchdog