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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 Friesen
    Software Developer

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