Solaris 10 What's New

Watchdog Timeout

This additional software is new in the Solaris 10 6/06 release.

The watchdog mechanism detects a system hang. The watchdog timeout is a timer that is continually reset by a user application while the operating system and user application are running. While the watchdog timer operates in application mode, an additional alarm function, Alarm 3, is available to generate alarms for critical problems in the user application.