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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Export touch_nmi_watchdog
On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 01:25:09PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On 5 Aug 2003, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> >
> > having a more generic/portable "trigger_watchdog" function would be
> > better then, such that ALL watchdogs, and not just the NMI one can hook
> > into this
>
> Why are we working around broken drivers?
>
> I say:
> - either fix the driver
> or
> - disable the watchdog entirely.
>
> I don't see any point at all to touch_xxx_watchdog() from a driver.

In principle you are soooo right. Just that it sometimes is HARD to fix
such long delays... I remember working on the qla2x00 driver to fix that ;(
Ok "it's hard" is no excuse.
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