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Issue with Linux watchdog timer where system did not restart.

Paul_Goulpié
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Issue with Linux watchdog timer where system did not restart.

Hello,

I have a motherboard NUC7i7DNB version, J83500-206 BIOS version DNKBLi7v.86A.0070.2020.0924.1014.
I am using it under a Linux system.
I want to use the integrated watchdog:
iTCO_wdt: Intel TCO WatchDog Timer Driver v1.11
iTCO_wdt: Found a Intel PCH TCO device (Version = 4, TCOBASE = 0x0400)
iTCO_wdt: initialized. heartbeat = 30 sec (nowayout = 0)

Unfortunately despite all my tests this one never increments and the value of timeleft remains constant.
(cat / sys / class / watchdog / watchdog0 / timeleft)
Which has the effect of never causing a restart of the card.

While browsing your forums (https://community.intel.com/t5/Processors/Using-linux-iTCO-wdt-driver-on-i3-7100/td-p/1126815), I saw that users had completely corresponding phenomena on the NUC7i3BNK, NUC7i3BNH, NUC7i5BNK, NUC7i5BNH,
NUC7i7BNH range. It would appear that the problem has been resolved by updating BIOS (version 0083) (https://downloadmirror.intel.com/29783/eng/BN_0083_ReleaseNotes.pdf?_ga=2.34077857.1832265243.160977...)

Can you proceed to the BIOS update for the NUC7i7DNB range, so that the Intel PCH TCO Watchdog can be used.

Thanking you,

Sincerely,

Paul Goulpié

 

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Sebastian_M_Intel
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Hello Paul_Goulpié, 

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.   

 

I would like to do some further research on this matter, so we can check internally, please provide the following: 

 

 

Regards, 

 

Sebastian M  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


Paul_Goulpié
Novice
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Hello Sebastian_M_Intel,

Thank you for your feedback.
I just proceeded to run your information scan tool.
I am sending you all the elements below as well as an attachment.
Thank you for your attention.

# SSU Scan Information
Scan Info:
     Version:"1.0.0.0"
     Scan Date:"2021/01/06"
     Scan Time:"17:40:34"

## Scanned Hardware
Computer:
          BaseBoard Manufacturer:"Intel Corporation"
          Bios Mode:"UEFI"
          Bios Version/Date:"DNKBLi7v.86A.0070.2020.0924.1014,09/24/2020"
          CD or DVD:"Not Available"
          Platform Role:"Linux ubi-box-54b203839698 4.19.135-intel-pk-standard #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jan 6 08:46:11 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux"
          Processor:"Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz"
          Serial Number:"1974669"
          SMBIOS Version:"3.1.1"
          Sound Cards:"HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH"
          Sound Cards:"HDA Intel PCH at 0xdf040000 irq 125"
          Sound Cards:"USB-Audio - Seneca USB Capture HDMI"
          Sound Cards:"00"
          System Manufacturer:"Seneca"
          System Model:"PRO792574"
          System Type:"x64-based PC"
          - Display
               - "Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])"
                    Adapter RAM:"size=256M"
                    Capabilities:"[40] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>"
                    Capabilities:"[70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00"
                    Capabilities:"[ac] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-"
                    Capabilities:"[d0] Power Management version 2"
                    Capabilities:"[100] Process Address Space ID (PASID)"
                    Capabilities:"[200] Address Translation Service (ATS)"
                    Capabilities:"[300] Page Request Interface (PRI)"
                    Caption:"Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])"
                    Device ID:"8086:2070"
                    Driver:"i915"
                    Driver Path:"/lib/modules/4.19.135-intel-pk-standard/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko"
                    Driver Provider:"Intel Corporation"
                    Driver Provider:"Tungsten Graphics, Inc."
                    Driver Version:""
                    Flags:"bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 123"
                    I/O Ports:"I/O ports at f000 [size=64]"
                    Location:"pci@0000:00:02.0"
                    Manufacturer:"Intel Corporation [8086]"
                    Power Management Capabilities:"Power Management version 2"
                    Refresh Rate - Current:"Not Available"
                    Resolution:"Not Available"
          - Memory
               Physical Memory (Available):"3595 MB"
               Physical Memory (Installed):"3808 MB"
               Physical Memory (Total):"3808 MB"
               - "ChannelA-DIMM0"
                    Capacity:"2048 MB"
                    Configured Clock Speed:"Not Available"
                    Configured Voltage:"1.2 V"
                    Data Width:"64 bits"
                    Form Factor:"SODIMM"
                    Interleave Position:"First Position"
                    Locator:"ChannelA-DIMM0"
                    Manufacturer:"86F1"
                    Maximum Voltage:"1.2 V"
                    Minimum Voltage:"1.2 V"
                    Part Number:"4S0-2GSVZCIK"
                    Serial Number:"6BD80042"
                    Speed:"Not Available"
                    Type:"Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)"
               - "ChannelB-DIMM0"
                    Capacity:"2048 MB"
                    Configured Clock Speed:"Not Available"
                    Configured Voltage:"1.2 V"
                    Data Width:"64 bits"
                    Form Factor:"SODIMM"
                    Interleave Position:"First Position"
                    Locator:"ChannelB-DIMM0"
                    Manufacturer:"86F1"
                    Maximum Voltage:"1.2 V"
                    Minimum Voltage:"1.2 V"
                    Part Number:"4S0-2GSVZCIK"
                    Serial Number:"6BD8008B"
                    Speed:"Not Available"
                    Type:"Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)"
          - Motherboard
               Manufacturer:"Intel Corporation"
               Product:"NUC7i7DNB"
               Serial Number:"BTDN916000RF"
               Version:"J83500-206"
          - Networking
               - "Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I219-LM (rev 21)"
                    Supports auto-negotiation:"Yes"
                    Advertised auto-negotiation:"Yes"
                    Auto-negotiation:"on"
                    Availability:"UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1"
                    Capabilities:"[c8] Power Management version 3"
                    Capabilities:"[d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+"
                    Capabilities:"[e0] PCI Advanced Features"
                    Caption:"Not Available"
                    Default IP Gateway:"192.168.0.254"
                    DHCP Enabled:"Yes"
                    DHCP Lease Expires:"Not Available"
                    DHCP Lease Obtained:"Not Available"
                    DHCP Server:"Not Available"
                    Driver:"e1000e"
                    Driver Path:""
                    Driver Provider:""
                    Driver Version:""
                    Duplex:"Full"
                    Firmware Version:"0.2-4"
                    Interface:"eth0"
                    I/O Ports:"Not Available"
                    IP Address:"192.168.0.41"
                    IP Subnet:"255.255.255.0"
                    MAC Address:"54:B2:03:83:96:98"
                    Location:"00:1f.6"
                    Manufacturer:"Intel Corporation"
                    Net Connection ID:"Ethernet"
                    Port:"Twisted Pair"
                    Power Management:"Supports Wake-on: pumbg"
                    Power Management:"Wake-on: g"
                    Speed:"1000Mb/s"
                    Supported link modes:"10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full, 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full, 1000baseT/Full"
                    Advertised link modes:"10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full, 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full, 1000baseT/Full"
                    Partner advertised link modes:"Not Available"
               - Interface sit0
                    Auto-Negotiation:"Not Available"
                    Availability:"Not Available"
                    Capabilities:"Not Available"
                    Caption:"Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I219-LM (rev 21)"
                    Default IP Gateway:"Not Available"
                    DHCP Enabled:"Yes"
                    DHCP Lease Expires:"Not Available"
                    DHCP Lease Obtained:"Not Available"
                    DHCP Server:"Not Available"
                    Driver:"Not Available"
                    Driver Path:"Not Available"
                    Driver Provider:"Not Available"
                    Driver Version:"Not Available"
                    Duplex:"Not Available"
                    Firmware Version:"Not Available"
                    Interface:"sit0"
                    I/O Ports:"Not Available"
                    IP Address:"Not Available"
                    IP Subnet:"Not Available"
                    MAC Address:"Not Available"
                    Location:"Not Available"
                    Manufacturer:"Not Available"
                    Net Connection ID:"IPv6-in-IPv4"
                    Port:"Not Available"
                    Power Management:"Not Available"
                    Speed:"Not Available"
                    Supported Link Modes:"Not Available"
                    Advertised link modes:"Not Available"
                    Partner advertised link modes:"Not Available"
          - Operating System
               Boot Device:"Not Available"
               Last Reset:"up 51 min"
               Locale:"Not Available"
               OS Manufacturer:"UbiCast Miris Box ubi-box-54b203839698 192.168.0.41"
               OS Name:"UbiCast Miris Box ubi-box-54b203839698 192.168.0.41"
               Page File:"Not Available"
               Page File Space (Available):"Not Available"
               Page File Space (Used):"Not Available"
               Physical Memory (Available):"3594 MB"
               Physical Memory (Installed):"3808 MB"
               Physical Memory (Total):"3808 MB"
               Version:"4.19.135-intel-pk-standard GNU/Linux"
               Virtual Memory (Available):"0"
               Virtual Memory (Total):"3900188"
          - Processor
               - "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz"
                    Architecture:"x86_64"
                    Available:"Offline"
                    Byte Order:"Little Endian"
                    Cache Size:"8192 KB"
                    Caption:"Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz"
                    - Characteristics
                         64-bit capable
                         Enhanced Virtualization
                         Execute Protection
                         Hardware Thread
                         Multi-Core
                         Power/Performance Control
                    CPU Speed (Minimum):"800.016"
                    CPU Speed (Maximum):"8300 MHz"
                    Current Voltage:"0.7 V"
                    External Clock:"100 MHz"
                    Family:"Core i7"
                    - Flags
                         "ACPI (ACPI supported)"
                         "APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)"
                         "CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)"
                         "CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)"
                         "CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)"
                         "DE (Debugging extension)"
                         "DS (Debug store)"
                         "FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)"
                         "FXSR (FXSAVE and FXSTOR instructions supported)"
                         "HTT (Multi-threading)"
                         "MCA (Machine check architecture)"
                         "MCE (Machine check exception)"
                         "MMX (MMX technology supported)"
                         "MSR (Model specific registers)"
                         "MTRR (Memory type range registers)"
                         "PAE (Physical address extension)"
                         "PAT (Page attribute table)"
                         "PBE (Pending break enabled)"
                         "PGE (Page global enable)"
                         "PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)"
                         "PSE (Page size extension)"
                         "SEP (Fast system call)"
                         "SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)"
                         "SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)"
                         "SS (Self-snoop)"
                         "TM (Thermal monitor supported)"
                         "TSC (Time stamp counter)"
                         "VME (Virtual mode extension)"
                    ID:"EA 06 08 00 FF FB EB BF"
                    Level 1 Cache:"128 KiB
fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm 3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault epb invpcid_single pti ssbd ibrs ibpb stibp tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid ept_ad fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 hle avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid rtm mpx rdseed adx smap clflushopt intel_pt xsaveopt xsavec xgetbv1 xsaves dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp hwp_notify hwp_act_window hwp_epp md_clear flush_l1d"
                    Level 2 Cache:"1 MiB"
                    Level 3 Cache:"8 MiB"
                    Load:"load average: 0.37, 0.10, 0.03"
                    Manufacturer:"Intel(R) Corporation"
                    Model:"142"
                    Name:"Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz"
                    Number of Cores:"4"
                    Number of Cores - Enabled:"4"
                    Part Number:"To Be Filled By O.E.M."
                    Socket Designation:"U3E1"
                    Status:"Populated, Enabled"
                    Version:"Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz"
                    Voltage:"0.7 V"
                    Virtualization:"Not Available"
          - Storage
               - "Samsung SSD 860"
                    Capabilities:"LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)"
                    Capabilities:"Queue depth: 32"
                    Capabilities:"Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum"
                    Capabilities:"R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1	Current = 1"
                    Capabilities:"DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 "
                    Capabilities:"Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns"
                    Capabilities:"PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 "
                    Capabilities:"Cycle time: no flow control=120ns  IORDY flow control=120ns"
                    Caption:"/dev/sda"
                    Cylinders - Total:"16383"
                    Description:"ATA device, with non-removable media"
                    Firmware:"RVT22B6Q"
                    Heads - Total:"16"
                    Index:"Not Available"
                    Interface Type:"ATA"
                    Manufacturer:"Samsung"
                    Model:"Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 250GB"
                    Name:"sda"
                    Partitions:"Not Available"
                    Sectors - Per Track:"63"
                    Serial Number:"S413NX0M314208N"
                    Size:"1024*1024: 238475 MBytes"
                    Size:"1000*1000: 250059 MBytes (250 GB)"
                    Size - Available:"Filesystem                                1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on"
                    Size - Available:"/dev/sda4                                 219612152  28629432 188724536  14% /var"
                    Size - Available:"/dev/sda1                                     17354     11978      5376  70% /efi"
                    SMART Attributes:"* SMART Command Transport (SCT) feature set"
                    SMART Attributes:"* SMART error logging"
                    SMART Attributes:"* SMART feature set"
                    SMART Attributes:"* SMART self-test"
                    - SMART
                         005 Reallocated_Sector_Ct :100:"010"
                         009 Power_On_Hours :099:"000"
                         012 Power_Cycle_Count :099:"000"
                         177 Wear_Leveling_Count :099:"000"
                         179 Used_Rsvd_Blk_Cnt_Tot :100:"010"
                         181 Program_Fail_Cnt_Total :100:"010"
                         182 Erase_Fail_Count_Total :100:"010"
                         183 Runtime_Bad_Block :100:"010"
                         187 Uncorrectable_Error_Cnt :100:"000"
                         190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel :073:"000"
                         195 ECC_Error_Rate :200:"000"
                         199 CRC_Error_Count :100:"000"
                         235 POR_Recovery_Count :099:"000"
                         241 Total_LBAs_Written :099:"000"

 

Sebastian_M_Intel
Moderator
810 Views

Hello Paul_Goulpié,  

  

Thank you for your reply. 

 

We would like to check this behavior internally, please kindly wait for a response. As soon as we have more information to share we will post it on this thread. 

 

Regards,  

  

Sebastian M   

Intel Customer Support Technician   


Paul_Goulpié
Novice
781 Views

Hello Sebastian M,

Can you give me your progress on the subject. This is important equipment. We believe that in the case of activities around the IOT it is essential to have a functional watchdog system.

Thanking you for your return,

Sincerely,

Paul Goulpié

Ronny_G_Intel
Moderator
651 Views

Hi Paul_Goulpié,

We have submitted BIOS version 0073 to our Download Center section for NUC7i7DNBE and it should be ready for download sometime this week. BIOS version 0073 contains the fix for the issue that you reported, see below a portion of the release notes:

bios73.png

Please update your system BIOS and let us know the results.

 

Regards,

Ronny G

DeividA_Intel
Moderator
618 Views

Hello Paul_Goulpié,  



Were you able to check the previous post? Please let me know if you need more assistance.   


  


Regards,  


 

Deivid A.  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


Paul_Goulpié
Novice
585 Views

Hello DeividA_Intel,

 

Thanks for your feedback.

I just tested the latest version of the bios (DNKBLi7v.86A.0073.2021.0414.1709), and I confirm that the problem is solved. The card now restarts correctly after expiration of the timeout.

Thank you very much for your efficiency.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Paul Goulpie

DeividA_Intel
Moderator
580 Views

Hello Paul_Goulpié, 




Thanks for the update, I am glad to know that know the issue is fixed since you updated to the latest BIOS version. It was a pleasure to help you with this.


I will proceed to close the thread since you confirmed that the issue was solved.



Best regards,  


Deivid A.  

Intel Customer Support Technician 


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