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SubjectRe: NMI watchdog
On 2007.10.12 11:18:24 +0200, John Sigler wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm experiencing a full system lockup. I'm using an out-of-tree driver
> which I suspect is responsible. I'm trying to enable the NMI watchdog.
> # cat /proc/version
> Linux version (gcc version 3.4.6) #1 PREEMPT RT Tue Oct 9
> 12:25:47 CEST 2007
> # cat /proc/cmdline
> ro root=/dev/hdc1 console=ttyS0,57600n8 console=tty0 panic=3 apic=debug
> nmi_watchdog=2
> However, after boot, the NMI count does not change.
> # cat /proc/interrupts ; sleep 10 ; cat /proc/interrupts

Try running some cpu hog in the background. The performance counters get
increased only when the CPU is actually doing something. On a mostly
idle system, it can take quite a while for the next NMI to show up.

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