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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?

Because they're a hard to ignore reality?

>
> I say:
> - either fix the driver

Would be quite a big project for the fusion driver. It's very big and
complicated.

Of course I would like to fix it, but I see no chance at all to ever
find enough time to do that properly.

> or
> - disable the watchdog entirely.

That would be a pity because it is very useful to find other problems.

-Andi

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