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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] watchdog: add pretimeout ioctl
    Ar Maw, 2006-06-27 am 13:22 -0500, ysgrifennodd
    > Some watchdog timers support the concept of a "pretimeout" which
    > occurs some time before the real timeout. The pretimeout can
    > be delivered via an interrupt or NMI and can be used to panic
    > the system when it occurs (so you get useful information instead
    > of a blind reboot).

    All watchdogs can do pre-timeouts in software so possibly this should
    use a software fallback as well if you want good coverage ?

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