Bug 1298150 - qemu's watchdog does not work?
qemu's watchdog does not work?
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: qemu-kvm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Virtualization Maintenance
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Reported: 2016-01-13 05:53 EST by lejeczek
Modified: 2016-01-14 11:31 EST (History)
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Description lejeczek 2016-01-13 05:53:32 EST
Description of problem:

I have this in my guest:

    <watchdog model='i6300esb' action='reset'>
      <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x08' function='0x0'/>

and even though watchdog.service(with plain-vanilla config) is stopped the guess is fine, up & running.
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Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2016-01-14 10:31:08 EST
Since you are using centos, and this is really more of a config question than a bug, please take this to an upstream mailing list like libvirt-users@redhat.com

But you say that watchdog.service is _stopped_ inside the VM... it needs to be running. There's some more info here: https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/what-is-a-watchdog/
Comment 3 lejeczek 2016-01-14 11:31:33 EST
sorry, my understanding was that hardware (here qemu's watchdog) would take action(reboot) the system if there is no ping from the OS watchdog, so I thought stopping watchdog service in VM should be a quick test.
I'll check mailing list. Many thanks

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