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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/10 v2] Generic Watchdog Timer Driver
On 06/18/2011 11:19 AM, Wim Van Sebroeck wrote:
> watchdog: WatchDog Timer Driver Core - Part 1
>
> The WatchDog Timer Driver Core is a framework
> that contains the common code for all watchdog-driver's.
> It also introduces a watchdog device structure and the
> operations that go with it.
>
> This is the introduction of this framework. This part
> supports the minimal watchdog userspace API (or with
> other words: the functionality to use /dev/watchdog's
> open, release and write functionality as defined in
> the simplest watchdog API). Extra functionality will
> follow in the next set of patches.


Have you thought about callback support for systems that support a
two-stage watchdog? That way we could do something useful (preserve
system memory using kdump, for instance) rather than just getting
whacked by the hardware.

Chris

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Chris Friesen
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GENBAND
chris.friesen@genband.com
www.genband.com


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