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SubjectRe: [v6,3/3] watchdog: introduce CONFIG_WATCHDOG_OPEN_TIMEOUT
On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 10:56:47AM +0200, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> This allows setting a default value for the watchdog.open_timeout
> commandline parameter via Kconfig.
>
> Some BSPs allow remote updating of the kernel image and root file
> system, but updating the bootloader requires physical access. Hence, if
> one has a firmware update that requires relaxing the
> watchdog.open_timeout a little, the value used must be baked into the
> kernel image itself and cannot come from the u-boot environment via the
> kernel command line.
>
> Being able to set the initial value in .config doesn't change the fact
> that the value on the command line, if present, takes precedence, and is
> of course immensely useful for development purposes while one has
> console acccess, as well as usable in the cases where one can make a
> permanent update of the kernel command line.
>
> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <rasmus.villemoes@prevas.dk>

Wim, any thoughts on making this configurable ? I used to be opposed to it,
but it does seem to make some sense to me now after thinking about it.

Thanks,
Guenter

> ---
> Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-parameters.txt | 3 ++-
> drivers/watchdog/Kconfig | 9 +++++++++
> drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c | 2 +-
> 3 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-parameters.txt b/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-parameters.txt
> index 8577c27..fa34625 100644
> --- a/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-parameters.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-parameters.txt
> @@ -11,7 +11,8 @@ modules.
> The watchdog core parameter watchdog.open_timeout is the maximum time,
> in milliseconds, for which the watchdog framework will take care of
> pinging a hardware watchdog until userspace opens the corresponding
> -/dev/watchdogN device. A value of 0 (the default) means an infinite
> +/dev/watchdogN device. The defalt value is
> +CONFIG_WATCHDOG_OPEN_TIMEOUT. A value of 0 means an infinite
> timeout. Setting this to a non-zero value can be useful to ensure that
> either userspace comes up properly, or the board gets reset and allows
> fallback logic in the bootloader to try something else.
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig b/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
> index 8b9049d..11946fb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
> @@ -52,6 +52,15 @@ config WATCHDOG_SYSFS
> Say Y here if you want to enable watchdog device status read through
> sysfs attributes.
>
> +config WATCHDOG_OPEN_TIMEOUT
> + int "Timeout value for opening watchdog device"
> + default 0
> + help
> + The maximum time, in milliseconds, for which the watchdog
> + framework takes care of pinging a hardware watchdog. A value
> + of 0 means infinite. The value set here can be overridden by
> + the commandline parameter "watchdog.open_timeout".
> +
> #
> # General Watchdog drivers
> #
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c
> index c807067..098b9cb 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c
> @@ -81,7 +81,7 @@ static struct watchdog_core_data *old_wd_data;
>
> static struct workqueue_struct *watchdog_wq;
>
> -static unsigned open_timeout;
> +static unsigned open_timeout = CONFIG_WATCHDOG_OPEN_TIMEOUT;
> module_param(open_timeout, uint, 0644);
>
> static bool watchdog_past_open_deadline(struct watchdog_core_data *data)

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