Re: [PATCH] Added MIPS RM9K watchdog driver

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sat Aug 12 2006 - 16:21:48 EST

Ar Sad, 2006-08-12 am 19:45 +0200, ysgrifennodd Thomas Koeller:
> On Friday 11 August 2006 22:07, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Also if this is a software watchdog why is it better than using
> > softdog ?
> >
> This is _not_ a software watchdog. If the timer expires, an interrupt
> is generated, and the timer is reset to count through another cycle.
> If it expires again, it resets the CPU.

Ok thanks, then it does make sense for it to be in kernel.

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