I decided to install watchdog to monitor my eth0 port as I need my Pi to always have network connectivity and thought that I could use watchdog to monitor it.
I installed watchdog OK and managed to get it working, I uncommented the eth0 line and also uncommented the ping line and added my server IP.
When I rebooted, it went into a reboot loop and I had to start from scratch (incidentally, could I have got into it to change the watchdog config back? I tried access via SSH but the reboots were too quick to do anything. Just in case it happens again!)
I have been following this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 30&t=20149 and have not really been able to follow it due to my lack of linux experience.
I am looking for a reliable way of monitoring whether the Pi has connectivity and rebooting if not.
How do I initially get the watchdog to not load until the Pi has fully booted as from reading elsewhere I am led to believe that it got itself into a reboot loop as the eth0 isn't brought up until after the watchdog has started, hence the reboot loop. Is this correct?
Also, I have read about people's Pi's rebooting randomly with watchdog running. So I'm in a situation where I need to make a call about reliability (catching it before eth0 dies) and keeping it online (availability).
Ideas and suggestions?