I’m interested in how people handle watchdog kicks on the Electron, WRT ensuring that it heals itself after dropping offline.
Currently we post data every 5 minutes, and our timeout on the external Watchdog is about 6 minutes. We are using Particle Sims.
If we get a successful publish, then we kick the Watchdog again. We use single threading currently.
Does this appear a bit brute-force-ish? Sometimes when our devices go offline, they can struggle to get back online again. They usually get there, but it might take 7 days or so. My hunch is that this reset every 6 minutes might be detrimental to it getting back onto the network.
Does anyone have any reactions to resetting it every 6m minutes if offline? Is that a howler?! Should I be handling more on a multithreaded basis and checking in software for connectivity and exerting more manual control over the Cellular modem? Tearing the connection down, brining it back up, and then if failing X times, allowing the hardware watchdog to kick in?
Our stuff is working “OK”, but I think there’s capacity for it to be better.
Interested in how others have gained “supreme” uptime/connectivity stats in conditions where RSSI might be 87-105dbi-ish range.