[b]Lassie – Linode Autonomous System Shutdown Intelligent rEbooter[/b]
Lassie is a shutdown watchdog. It will automatically reboot your Linode if it powers off unexpectedly. It works by detecting that your Linode has powered off without a shutdown job being responsible for the power off condition. To prevent a loop, it will give up after 5 boots have occurred within a 15 minute period.
It’s enabled by default, but the setting can be changed on the [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/watchdog.cfm]Lassie page[/url], located off of the new [url=https://www.linode.com/members/utilities/]Utilities sub-tab[/url].
A side effect of this is that now “reboot” from inside your Linode will function as expected, but a “shutdown” from inside your Linode will result in Lassie kicking in and issuing a boot. Previously both of those commands resulted in a shutdown. I can’t win :). A work-around for this is to issue a shutdown job via Lish, by creating an alias for “shutdown” to do: “ssh LinodeUsername@hostXX.linode.com shutdown”.
Notifications via email are planned.