Thinkpad X13: watchdog did not stop when reboot

This is how I get:

[   30:033439] watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
[   30:132702] watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!

How can I get rid of this message? My desktop information is:

System:    Host: FIRESTAR Kernel: 5.13.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20WKA000CD v: ThinkPad X13 Gen 2i 
           serial: <superuser required> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20WKA000CD v: SDK0L77769 WIN serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO 
           v: N35ET34W (1.34 ) date: 04/22/2021 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 50.1 Wh (91.6%) condition: 54.7/54.7 Wh (100.0%) 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 [MT MCP] speed: 2127 MHz min/max: 400/4700 MHz 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Device-2: IMC Networks Integrated RGB Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: loaded: modesetting s-res: 2560x1600 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e 
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: iwlwifi 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 72.18 GiB (7.6%) 
Info:      Processes: 258 Uptime: 8m Memory: 15.36 GiB used: 2.84 GiB (18.5%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.06

Update 20211226: try sysctl kernel.nmi_watchdog=0

Hello @Firestar :wink:

file: /etc/default/grub



sudo update-grub

file: /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

HOOKS=(base udev autodetect modconf block keyboard keymap filesystems resume shutdown)


sudo mkinitcpio -P

Thanks! But this does not work.

Add nmi_watchdog=0 nowatchdog after quiet in line starting
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=" of your /etc/default/grub.

Then run

sudo update grub

and reboot.

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Unfortunately this solution and these two solutions combined cannot make it disappear.

Now it is:

[   668:438999] watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
[   668:559269] watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!

What does this mean?


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet nmi_watchdog=0 nowatchdog loglevel=3 udev.log_priority=3"
GRUB_PRELOAD_MODULES="part_gpt part_msdos"
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

HOOKS="base systemd autodetect modconf block keyboard keymap filesystems fsck resume shutdown"

And it seems that it only happens when rebooting. This does not happen on my old surface pro either

Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/watchdog.conf by

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/watchdog.conf

with following content:

# Blacklist unwanted drivers
blacklist iTCO_wdt
blacklist iTCO_vendor_support

Afterwards exececute

sudo update-grub

and reboot.

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Only this would be OK. But I got a stuck yesterday evening when I was rebooting. I cannot reproduce it now.

Update 9.20:

It happens again and the solution by @Wollie does not work now.

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