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    SubjectRe: [patch 0/9] x86, xsave: xsave/xrstor support
    On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 03:19:24PM -0700, Suresh Siddha wrote:
    > On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 03:14:35PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > > > Kernel was enabling watchdog, with out the userspace having the
    > > > heartbeat daemon....
    > >
    > > Watchdog are normally only armed when someone opens the device
    > > first.
    >
    > But thats not what I see with for ex with, w83627hf_wdt.c
    >
    > Its done at the module_init time. (while I thought it should be
    > really done when some user level app opens the device, probably
    > its poorly written to take care if the kernel panics before starting userland.
    > but kernel can even die before the watchdog driver load aswell ;-)

    Ok that watchdog driver is just broken then. Putting the watchdog maintainer
    into cc.

    -Andi
    >


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