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SubjectRe: Patch: softdog and WDIOS_DISABLECARD
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> 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

It is intentional you cannot shut it down. The whole point of that mode
of operation is that you can make definitive statements about your watchdogs.

You can swap the watchdog process with any simple program that keeps it ticking
while you do other work, then swap back.

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