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Watchdog is a daemon that checks if your system is still working. If programs in user space are not longer executed it will hard reset the system. Watchdog itself does several additional tests to check the system status.


Download version 5.2 (stable)
released on 10 May 2001



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey8 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

Sascha Schumann Contributor
Michael Meskes Maintainer
Johnie Ingram Contributor
Marc Merlin Contributor
Miquel van Smoorenburg Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build binutils
Required to build autoconf
Required to build automake
Required to build gcc

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 January 2002.


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