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Subject[RFC] question about hardware watchdogs
Hi,

I'm looking at drivers trying to fix some issues related to resource
allocation, getting rid of not needed panics, etc, when I saw this in
drivers/char/pcwd.c:

if (card_status & WD_T110) {
printk("pcwd: Card senses a CPU Overheat. Panicking!\n");
panic("pcwd: CPU Overheat.\n");
}


Shouldn't it try to turn of the machine (APM, etc) or use machine_restart?
panic would just generate more heat 8) Ok, the admin can set a panic_timeout,
but in this case maybe it would be better to have a safer default policy, what
do you think?

- Arnaldo

PS.: The maintainer address is not working. Tried first in private mail.
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