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WATCHDOG(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					       WATCHDOG(8)

watchdog -- watchdog control program SYNOPSIS
watchdog [-d] [-t timeout] DESCRIPTION
The watchdog utility can be used to control the kernel's watchdog facility. The -d option enables debugging. The -t timeout option specifies the desired timeout period in seconds, a value of zero will disable the watchdog. The default timeout is 128 seconds. SEE ALSO
watchdog(4), watchdogd(8), watchdog(9) HISTORY
The watchdog utility appeared in FreeBSD 5.1. AUTHORS
The watchdog utility and manual page were written by Sean Kelly <> and Poul-Henning Kamp <>. Some contributions made by Jeff Roberson <>. BSD
October 18, 2014 BSD

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VIAWD(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						  VIAWD(4)

viawd -- device driver for VIA south bridge watchdog timer SYNOPSIS
To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file: device viawd Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): viawd_load="YES" DESCRIPTION
The viawd driver provides watchdog(4) support for the watchdog interrupt timer present on VIA south bridge chipset (VT8251, CX700, VX800, VX855, VX900). The VIA south bridge have a built-in watchdog timer, which can be enabled and disabled by user's program and set between 1 to 1023 seconds. The viawd driver when unloaded with running watchdog will reschedule the watchdog to 5 minutes. SEE ALSO
watchdog(4), watchdog(8), watchdogd(8), watchdog(9) HISTORY
The viawd driver first appeared in FreeBSD 10.0. AUTHORS
The viawd driver and this manual page were written by Fabien Thomas <>. BSD
December 7, 2011 BSD
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