We've tried installing the bmc-watchdog utility in IBMx343 running FreeBSD.
We've found out that it can interact with the built-in management processor.
When the timer was set to 1 minute using bmc-watchdog -s command, the system
restarted after the specified time. But this setting did not change the OS
watchdog timer that was pre-configured using the BIOS utility. How are these
two differ from each other?
I've learned some known issues on using bmc-watchdog as specified in the
Setting the watchdog timer on the user space is incomparable with an
independent hardware watchdog (is this the case of the built-in management
processor on the IBM x343 box?). Hope to receive some lights from all.
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