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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] watchdog: add support for w83697hg chip
    Samuel Tardieu wrote:
    > On 6/09, Pádraig Brady wrote:
    > | I noticed you didn't include the check that's in the
    > | W83627HF driver to reset the timeout if already running
    > | from the BIOS. This was because some BIOS set the timeout
    > | to 4 minutes for example, so when the driver was loaded
    > | and reset the mode to seconds, the machine rebooted
    > | before the init scripts could run and start the userspace
    > | watchdog daemon.
    >
    > Note that the watchdog is enabled only when the device is open and is
    > signalled during the wdt_enable() routine just after switching the mode
    > to seconds.

    Sorry I missed that. That's fine so.

    So in the case the BIOS sets the watchdog to 4 mins
    for example the 2 drivers are a little different.

    W83627HF resets to timeout seconds on module load
    W83697HG resets to timeout seconds on /dev/watchdog open

    cheers,
    Pádraig.
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