Re: [PATCH][2.5] hangcheck-timer

From: Joel Becker (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 13:42:29 EST

On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 05:42:37PM +0000, Dave Jones wrote:
> Ok, seems to make sense now, thanks.
> Wouldn't this belong under drivers/char/watchdog too though ?
> It seems very 'watchdog-ish' to me.

        I thought about that a bit. Since there is no /dev/watchdog and
no userspace communication channel, it seemed bad to put it there.
Heck, with no device, it doesn't necessarily fit in drivers/char in the
first place.
        If a few folks think drivers/char/watchdog is better, I've no
problem with it. If anyone has a better idea...



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