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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/6] Watchdog: introduce ARM SBSA watchdog driver
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Hi Guenter,



On 29 May 2015 at 22:54, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> On 05/29/2015 02:11 AM, Fu Wei wrote:
> [ ... ]
>
>>>> +
>>>> + status = sbsa_gwdt_cf_read(SBSA_GWDT_WCS, wdd);
>>>> + if (status & SBSA_GWDT_WCS_WS1) {
>>>> + dev_warn(dev, "System reset by WDT(WCS: %x, WCV:
>>>> %llx)\n",
>>>> + status, sbsa_gwdt_get_wcv(wdd));
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Does this message (specifically the WCS / WCV values) have any
>>> useful meaning for the user ?
>>
>>
>> I think so, according to SBSA spec:
>> If WS0 is asserted and a timeout refresh occurs then the following must
>> occur:
>> If the system is compliant to SBSA level 2 or higher the compare
>> value must retain its current value. This means that the compare value
>> records the time that WS1 is asserted.
>>
>> So, I think WCV can log the time when system reset by WDT, that may
>> help user figure out the problem. but WCS can be delete I think.
>>
>
> How would that help ? It is just a number with no reference to anything.

This number is the time, when system reset by watchdog
WCV : the number of clock, from system boot to system reset.
Is that worthy to be logged? any suggestion ? :-)

>
> Thanks,
> Guenter
>



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