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SubjectPatch: softdog and WDIOS_DISABLECARD
Hi,

I have found a potential problem with the current
implementation of the software watchdog. I have
CONFIG_WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT set for a reliable watchdog.
However, there are instances where I want to explicitly
shut it down. The problem with disabling
CONFIG_WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT is that events other than an
explicit shutdown can disable the timer. A SIGSEGV
perhaps or the daemon being killed by the OOM handler. In
cases like this, the system should reboot IMO.

This small patch adds the appropriate options to enable and
disable the timer explicitly.

--- softdog.c.orig Wed May 2 00:15:56 2001
+++ softdog.c Wed May 2 00:15:19 2001
@@ -130,6 +130,7 @@
static struct watchdog_info ident = {
identity: "Software Watchdog",
};
+ int rv;
switch (cmd) {
default:
return -ENOIOCTLCMD;
@@ -140,6 +141,25 @@
case WDIOC_GETSTATUS:
case WDIOC_GETBOOTSTATUS:
return put_user(0,(int *)arg);
+ case WDIOC_SETOPTIONS:
+ if(copy_from_user(&rv, (int*) arg, sizeof(int)))
+ return -EFAULT;
+
+ if (rv & WDIOS_DISABLECARD) {
+ lock_kernel();
+ del_timer(&watchdog_ticktock);
+ unlock_kernel();
+ return 0;
+ }
+
+ if (rv & WDIOS_ENABLECARD) {
+ lock_kernel();
+ mod_timer(&watchdog_ticktock, jiffies +
+ (soft_margin * HZ));
+ unlock_kernel();
+ return 0;
+ }
+
case WDIOC_KEEPALIVE:
mod_timer(&watchdog_ticktock, jiffies+(soft_margin*HZ));
return 0;
--
Shane Wegner: shane@cm.nu
http://www.cm.nu/~shane/
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