[Wine] wine reboots computer
patrol at sinus.cz
Mon Nov 3 23:01:52 CST 2008
> Even running as root wine cannot reboot a computer.
Just FYI, it can, under certain circumstances. We had such a case here in the
past. An application in wine was scanning the entire filesystem (through Z:
drive) and it activated the watchdog device file occassionally, without further
maintaining accesses to it, so the kernel rebooted the system because of the
failed software watchdog.
Running the app as user would prevent to access the watchdog file, so the
system would stay stable.
With regards, Pavel Troller
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