ITCO Watchdog

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iTCO Watchdog for UP Squared and UP Core Plus boards

Watchdog module is enabled by default for UP Squared with BIOS 4.6 or newer and UP Core Plus with BIOS 1.5 or newer.

Note: At the moment the iTCO Watchdog is using the standard WDAT driver with the kernel we provide, future versions of the kernel will enable the iTCO driver and use that instead.

First at all, load the WDAT module to enable the watchdog device:

sudo sh -c 'echo wdat_wdt >> /etc/modules'

Then, you can define your timeout for halting the system. Otherwise, 30 seconds will be set by default:

wdctl -s 60

Finally, write to the watchdog device and wait until board reboot:

echo 1 > /dev/watchdog