1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 19, 2019 9:35 AM by ScottA_91

    Catch why a watchdog reset occurred




      My device running PSOC 4 (cortex M0) is resetting suddenly the reason is a watchdog reset.

      I would like to know the last commands it ran before the reset, and where it got stuck.

      Can it be done using creator?



        • 1. Re: Catch why a watchdog reset occurred

          Well, there's not a good way to do this, for the simple reason that such instrumentation of your code could make the problem disappear.  Furthermore the reset is problematic because all of the global & local variables would be reset.


          As I see it, there are two basic options.  The first is to add a UART, and print at key points (including the reset).  Make sure the reset is repeatable (same point) and move your print statements around until you've locked down the section to look at.


          Alternatively, you can replace the WDT with a regular timer and an interrupt.  Reset the timer anytime you feed the WDT and set a break point in the interrupt code.  When the timer fires, step out, of the interrupt and you should see what code was running at the time.


          I'm sure there are other ways to do something similar, heck you could just disable the WDT and use break to see what's running at regular intervals.  If you're not caught somewhere, then either your feeding is too infrequent or your timer is too aggressive.  (Remember a WDT should be set such that you should get multiple, preferably 5 or more, feedings before the timer expires when the code is running properly.)

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