watchdogs can usually be disabled if you dont use them.
(for most this is true … and it gives a slight performance boost and power save)
The simplest way of doing this is adding nowatchdogs to the boot params.
(like in /etc/default/grub)
This can sometimes not be enough … and one would usually blacklist the offending watchdog module.
Please show us the output of lsmod | grep -i tc
I searched our forum and there was one post that some dude said that for regular user ‘watchdog’ is not needed, so i decided to ask directly, because I thought is something that I missconfigured after the installation.
If this post is not needed and its wrong that I asked, I will delete it :]
I found some stuff from Arch forums too, but it was from 2013 and I thought it may be outdaded information. Usually I try to stick to our forum and in most cases I find all sorts of useful stuff, but sometimes there are stuff that I just can’t understand or find and then I ask my stupid questions
According to Wikipedia:Watchdog timer:
A watchdog timer […] is an electronic timer that is used to detect and recover from computer malfunctions. During normal operation, the computer regularly resets the watchdog timer […]. If, […], the computer fails to reset the watchdog, the timer will elapse and generate a timeout signal […] used to initiate corrective […] actions […] typically include placing the computer system in a safe state and restoring normal system operation.
Many users need this feature due to their system’s mission-critical role (i.e. servers), or because of the lack of power reset (i.e. embedded devices). Thus, this feature is required for a good operation in some situations. On the other hand, normal users (i.e. desktop and laptop) do not need this feature and can disable it.