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SubjectRe: Questions about Watch Dog Timer under Linux.
Less than 2 seconds is not a thing in our embedded system, the WDT
we've already used will time out every 1.6s, and only a WDI connection
to support timer clearing. I'm not sure if we depend on a user
application to clearing the dog directly, is this too short for Linux
since it's not a RTOS.

2009/12/10 Pádraig Brady <>:
> On 09/12/09 14:47, Cypher Wu wrote:
>> I'm used to work on embedded systems, the Watch Dog Timer in our
>> products is usually a seperate chip on the board wich will start to
>> work after power reset and will time out in 2 seconds. The system has
>> to start dog clearing from the very beginning and there have no way to
>> disable WDT.
> wow 2 seconds :(
> It's easy to patch grub stage 1 to pat the watchdog.
> I was even able to get support for the complicated iTCO intel
> watchdogs in there, though your watchdog may be much simpler.
> Then when the kernel started it patted the watchdog as normal.
> Note I did this to support robust remote upgrade (as the boot
> loader wasn't touched on upgrade), rather than to support a
> very short timeout.
> cheers,
> Pádraig.
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