sp5100-tco sp5100-tco: Watchdog hardware is disabled [SOLVED]

In the past few days my system has frozen up on me. I decided to check my journal and see what the issue is. On every reboot I have this message:

Jun 10 12:41:57 likefiftyninjas-pc kernel: sp5100-tco sp5100-tco: Watchdog hardware is disabled
Jun 10 12:42:12 likefiftyninjas-pc lightdm[973]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file

On the events where my system freezes I get this message:

Jun 10 11:22:36 likefiftyninjas-pc kernel: sp5100-tco sp5100-tco: Watchdog hardware is disabled
Jun 10 11:22:51 likefiftyninjas-pc lightdm[973]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file
Jun 10 11:51:22 likefiftyninjas-pc systemd-coredump[8321]: Process 6225 (python3) of user 1000 dump>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6225:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34c8d9b8d n/a (libpython3.7>
                                                           #1  0x00007fc34c758b4f n/a (libpython3.7>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc34bfac690 n/a (_gi.cpython->
                                                           #3  0x00007fc34bdd8ee8 g_closure_invalid>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc34bdd9226 g_closure_unref (>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc34bdc39e6 g_signal_handlers>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc34bdd026a n/a (libgobject-2>
                                                           #7  0x00007fc34bdd03e5 g_object_unref (l>
                                                           #8  0x00007fc3413d22ea n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #9  0x00007fc34bdd0460 g_object_unref (l>
                                                           #10 0x00007fc3413bad50 n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #11 0x00007fc34bdd03e5 g_object_unref (l>
                                                           #12 0x00007fc34ca9ef2c __run_exit_handle>
                                                           #13 0x00007fc34ca9f05e exit (libc.so.6)
                                                           #14 0x00007fc34ca88cea __libc_start_main>
                                                           #15 0x0000560602bf105e _start (python3.7)
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6234:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cb550d1 __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                           #1  0x00007fc34be897c0 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc34be8a7f2 g_main_loop_run (>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc33bd16372 _ZN3WTF7RunLoop3r>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc33bcba240 _ZN3WTF6Thread10e>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc33bd168ca n/a (libjavascrip>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #7  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6230:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cc37f0b pthread_cond_time>
                                                           #1  0x00007fc33bd25aba _ZN7bmalloc9Scave>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc33bd25c6a _ZN7bmalloc9Scave>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc33a6d3053 execute_native_th>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6228:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cb550d1 __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                           #1  0x00007fc34be897c0 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc34be898ae g_main_context_it>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc34be89902 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc34be64f21 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6231:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cc37f0b pthread_cond_time>
                                                           #1  0x00007fc33bd1725c _ZN3WTF15ThreadCo>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc33bcb5bb5 _ZN3WTF10ParkingL>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc33bcb953b _ZN3WTF5sleepENS_>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc341462156 n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc33bcba240 _ZN3WTF6Thread10e>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc33bd168ca n/a (libjavascrip>
                                                           #7  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #8  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6237:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cc37bac pthread_cond_wait>
                                                           #1  0x00007fc33bd1728c _ZN3WTF15ThreadCo>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc33bcb5bb5 _ZN3WTF10ParkingL>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc341388fbc n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc341389259 n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc33bcba240 _ZN3WTF6Thread10e>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc33bd168ca n/a (libjavascrip>
                                                           #7  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #8  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6229:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cb550d1 __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                           #1  0x00007fc34be897c0 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc34be8a7f2 g_main_loop_run (>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc34bbb7648 n/a (libgio-2.0.s>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc34be64f21 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6233:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cb550d1 __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                           #1  0x00007fc34be897c0 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc34be8a7f2 g_main_loop_run (>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc33bd16372 _ZN3WTF7RunLoop3r>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc33bcba240 _ZN3WTF6Thread10e>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc33bd168ca n/a (libjavascrip>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #7  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6232:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cb57bef fdatasync (libc.s>
                                                           #1  0x00007fc348486bf2 n/a (libsqlite3.s>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc3484c94fd sqlite3WalCheckpo>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc3484c9622 sqlite3WalClose (>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc34848b934 sqlite3PagerClose>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc348421fe5 sqlite3BtreeClose>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc34847d599 sqlite3LeaveMutex>
                                                           #7  0x00007fc34847f004 n/a (libsqlite3.s>
                                                           #8  0x00007fc342616233 n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #9  0x00007fc34143435f n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #10 0x00007fc341437da8 n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #11 0x00007fc3414391ea n/a (libwebkit2gt>
                                                           #12 0x00007fc33bcb8a1d _ZN3WTF7RunLoop11>
                                                           #13 0x00007fc33bd157ea n/a (libjavascrip>
                                                           #14 0x00007fc34be877b1 g_main_context_di>
                                                           #15 0x00007fc34be89869 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #16 0x00007fc34be8a7f2 g_main_loop_run (>
                                                           #17 0x00007fc33bd16372 _ZN3WTF7RunLoop3r>
                                                           #18 0x00007fc33bcba240 _ZN3WTF6Thread10e>
                                                           #19 0x00007fc33bd168ca n/a (libjavascrip>
                                                           #20 0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #21 0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>
                                                           
                                                           Stack trace of thread 6247:
                                                           #0  0x00007fc34cb550d1 __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                           #1  0x00007fc34be897c0 n/a (libglib-2.0.>
                                                           #2  0x00007fc34be8a7f2 g_main_loop_run (>
                                                           #3  0x00007fc33bd16372 _ZN3WTF7RunLoop3r>
                                                           #4  0x00007fc33bcba240 _ZN3WTF6Thread10e>
                                                           #5  0x00007fc33bd168ca n/a (libjavascrip>
                                                           #6  0x00007fc34cc31a92 start_thread (lib>
                                                           #7  0x00007fc34cb5fcd3 __clone (libc.so.>

Here are my system specs.

System:    Host: likefiftyninjas-pc Kernel: 4.19.45-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.13.4git-2a9104 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF X470-PLUS GAMING v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4012 date: 04/26/2018 
CPU:       Topology: 6-Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 76680 
           Speed: 2833 MHz min/max: 1550/3200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2711 2: 2717 3: 1268 4: 1268 5: 1355 
           6: 1359 7: 2169 8: 2266 9: 2640 10: 2341 11: 1270 12: 1269 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 418.74 
           bus ID: 09:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.74 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 09:00.1 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 0b:00.3 
           Device-3: C-Media Audio Adapter (Unitek Y-247A) type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid 
           bus ID: 1-1:2 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.45-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8168 
           v: 8.047.01-NAPI port: f000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 149.17 GiB (4.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST3000NM0033-9ZM178 size: 2.73 TiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 915.60 GiB used: 149.17 GiB (16.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 36 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 35% 
Info:      Processes: 247 Uptime: 18m Memory: 15.65 GiB used: 1.54 GiB (9.8%) Init: systemd Compilers: 
           gcc: 8.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.7 inxi: 3.0.34 

Lastly, I did go into my Bio's and made sure visualization was enabled.

Have you checked for a BIOS update? Lots of fixes for Ryzen systems (especially earlier Zen models) in BIOS updates.

Also read

for a load of other tweaks you can try.

However - from your log output (which is slightly truncated) it appears a Python process crashed.

Check your log again and scroll right (or run with journalctl -u systemd-coredump --no-pager).

I just updated my drivers and this is what I got.

Jun 10 22:51:05 likefiftyninjas-pc kernel: sp5100-tco sp5100-tco: Watchdog hardware is disabled
Jun 10 22:51:05 likefiftyninjas-pc kernel: kvm: disabled by bios
Jun 10 22:51:20 likefiftyninjas-pc lightdm[965]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file

And no luck with the command you gave me.

[likefiftyninjas@likefiftyninjas-pc ~]$ systemctl -u systemd-coredump --no-pager
systemctl: invalid option -- 'u'

Sorry, that should have been journalctl ... :sleepy:

[likefiftyninjas@likefiftyninjas-pc ~]$ journalctl -u systemd-coredump --no-pager
-- Logs begin at Sun 2019-05-26 21:28:23 +03, end at Mon 2019-06-10 23:01:40 +03. --
-- No entries --

Besides laptop i has a desktop with Ryzen 1600X processor. And totally the same error in the logs about watchdog.

Only one things that I find is blacklist this module like here https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=239075

But for me I also have more important things namely sudden reboots time to time. But I have already come to terms :frowning:

I had a soft lock up a few days ago. I think updating the bios should take care of those issues. I am kind of focusing on lightdm[962]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file and lightdm[2035]: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file now. I think I will have to deal with the sp5100-tco issue.

Update your BIOS and check the thread linked above. There are some kernel parameters which are worth trying.

That appears to have corrected that issue for now. I also downloaded the update for 14.4 pre1 which may or may not have affected the result. I will list this issue as solved. Thanks a lot for your help.

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I wanted to make one more update. I managed to find more information about fixing the gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file .

The fix was actually very simple. You can find it at Solved at #8.

I also had a kvm: disabled by bios which is another simple fix. At boot hit F2 or DEL to get into your bio's settings. Advanced<CPU Configuration < Enable SVM Mode (on ASUS motherboards).

If you have this message and want to clear it, just search enable virtualization on your computer's motherboard.

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