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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/11] watchdog: WatchDog Timer Driver Core - Add basic framework
    On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 01:00:25AM +0200, Lars-Peter Clausen wrote:
    > On 07/11/2011 04:19 PM, Wim Van Sebroeck wrote:

    > > + /* stop the watchdog */
    > > + err = wdd->ops->stop(wdd);
    > Does it really make sense to allow stop() to fail? Will this ever happen, and

    Some hardware can't be stopped, sometimes depending on circumstance.

    > if yes do we gain anything by sending a additional ping?

    It would increase the chances that someone sees the error message, or
    that it gets written to disk or whatever (especially if the watchdog
    time is short).


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