An interesting isa card

Doug Jackson doug at stillhq.com
Thu Oct 7 05:47:21 CDT 2010


Naaaaah,

It is *exactly what the average windows server needs..

(duck!)

Doug

Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 7 Oct 2010 at 0:53, Alexandre Souza - Listas wrote:
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>>> from ebay for $7.  It looks like it watches the machine for locked
>>> up software, then presses the reset button for you. 
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> Did you get the temperature option?
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> I note that they talk about the NMI option, which can be set to 
> provide an NMI about half-second before a reboot.
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> The problem with these things are that if you have some sort of error 
> condition, the system will keep resetting itself and slamming into 
> the error that caused the reset initially.  Perhaps you can have an 
> application set up a nonvolatile status file somewhere (it would be 
> nice if the card furnished this) so that you could determine where in 
> the whole affair that the reset kicked in and perhaps take some 
> remedial action, such as discarding a troublesome input or 
> transaction.
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> --Chuck
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