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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Export touch_nmi_watchdog
On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 12:38:11PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Andi Kleen <> wrote:
> >
> > Sometimes drivers do long things with interrupt off and the NMI watchdog
> > triggers quickly. This mostly happens in error handling. It would be
> > better to fix the drivers to sleep in this case, but it's not always
> > possible or too much work.
> yup.
> Do we need an mdelay_while_touching_nmi_watchdog() variant?

Maybe that would be too encoraging for broken code.

Admittedly I did that by hand for the MPT fusion driver (which currently
triggers the watchdog when it gets into any error handling situation)
This especially hurts on x86-64 which runs the watchdog by default.
But it's strictly a bad hack, not a good interface.

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