The WatchdogService provides methods for starting, stopping, and updating a hardware watchdog if it is present on the system. Once started, the watchdog must be updated to prevent the system from rebooting.

To use this service, select the WatchdogService option located in the Services area as shown in the screen capture below.

watchdog_service

This service provides the following configuration parameters:

  • enabled - sets whether or not this service is enabled or disabled. (Required field.)

  • pingInterval - defines the maximum time interval between two watchdogs’ refresh to prevent the system from rebooting. (Required field.)

  • Watchdog device path - sets the watchdog device path. (Required field.)

  • Reboot Cause File Path - sets the path to the file that will contain the reboot cause information. (Required field.)