[lm-sensors] Watchdog timer core enhancements

Pádraig Brady P at draigBrady.com
Thu Mar 15 13:39:46 CET 2012

On 03/15/2012 11:59 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi,
> Short selfintro for the watchdog people: I'm a FOSS developer / enthusiast
> for close to 15 years now. I've written Linux kernel drivers for a ton
> of webcams and various hwmon IC's.
> Three of the hwmon drivers I maintain are IC's which also include a watchdog
> part in their hwmon solution.
> This is a resend of a series of watchdog_dev patches which I initially send
> on Sep 12 2011:
> http://lists.lm-sensors.org/pipermail/lm-sensors/2011-September/033707.html
> And which unfortunately has seen 0 reviews / feedback since then.
> This resend is re-based on top of v3.3-rc7
> Currently the hwmon drivers I maintain are implementing the watchdog API
> all by themselves, I would very much like to switch them over to
> watchdog_dev to remove a lot of code duplication, but there currently
> are 2 things stopping me from moving them over:
> 1) The driver core only works for 1 watchdog, but both my fschmd and my sch5636
> test systems also have an iTCO watchdog and that tends to load first. Thus when
> writing the fschmd watchdog code I made it support loading either on the
> default watchdog minor, or on one of the additional reserved watchdog minors
> (212-215). The first patch in this series adds support for this to the
> watchdog timer driver core (which was quite straightforward to add).

I noticed Alan Cox recently proposed multiple watchdog device support


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