Supermicro main boards contain a BIOS feature named "Watch Dog Function". Having Debian 6.0.6 with kernel "Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP" we did: Change BIOS "Watch Dog Function" from Disabled ...
After reading this question, I was a little confused; it sounds like some daemon reacting by rebooting a system. Is that right? Is it a common occurrence in embedded *nixes?
Is there a command like vi > out vi | out That I could use to cause a watchdog reset of my embedded linux device?