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SubjectRe: 2.6 not cat proof
On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, bert hubert wrote:

> This bug has been seen here over eight years ago and it is back.. linux
> 2.6.0-test4 is still not cat proof :-)

There has been a fix for this issue in the kernel source for quite awhile.

From as far back as the configuration utility in 2.4.22:


If you say Y here (and to one of the following options) and create a
character special file /dev/watchdog with major number 10 and minor
number 130 using mknod ("man mknod"), you will get a watchdog, i.e.:

It should be under Character devices somewhere.

Hope this helps,

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