Re: "default" watchdog device - ?

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On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 10:39:50AM +0000, lejeczek wrote:
> Hi guys.
> Without explicitly, manually using watchdog device for a VM, the VM (centOS
> 8 Stream 4.18.0-365.el8.x86_64) shows '/dev/watchdog' exists.
> To double check - 'dumpxml' does not show any such device - what kind of a
> 'watchdog' that is?

The kernel can always provide a pure software watchdog IIRC. It can be
useful if a userspace app wants a watchdog. The limitation is that it
relies on the kernel remaining functional, as there's no hardware
backing it up.

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