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Re: [Freeipmi-users] problems with bmc-watchdog

From: Al Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] problems with bmc-watchdog
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 10:24:38 -0700

On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 09:34 -0700, Dave Love wrote:
> Al Chu <address@hidden> writes:
> > Well this answers why you're getting "timer stopped by another process".
> > For whatever reason, the timer never goes from "Stopped" to "Running."
> > Even after the timer is clearly enabled and counting down.
> Yes, I should have figured that out, though I wasn't sure what exactly
> the daemon mode.
> > Perhaps I can edit the code to do some workaround check to see if the
> > countdown is changing.  If it is, assume the timer is running regardless
> > of what the flag says??  I'm willing to give it a shot if you're
> > interested.
> Thanks.  I've just realized that (surprisingly) there's been a fairly
> recent firmware update for the Thumper, but Sun account logins are
> broken currently, so I can't get at it or even read the release notes.
> I'll get back to you when I've had a chance to look at that, though I
> doubt it will fix the issue.

LMK how it works out.  I've already some of these issues into my bugs
list, so it'd be good to document if it's been fixed in newer firmware.


Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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