Re: [WATCHDOG] iTCO_wdt.c - ICH9 reboot issue - testing wanted

From: Rui Santos
Date: Mon Jun 15 2009 - 16:21:20 EST

Wim Van Sebroeck wrote:
> Hi Rui,

Hi Wim,

>> With your patch, the Intel DG35EC board will not allow my distribution
>> reboot or halt the machine. In order to circumvent that problem, I've
>> made a few addition to your previous patch witch allows the restore of
>> the changed Bit 0 to it's previous value if the module is unloaded.
>> My only doubt is if it should be done every time the gbl_smi_en is zero,
>> or in conjunction with nowayout when the value also equals zero. This
>> patch has what I described and a commented gbl_smi_en only.
> Forget the previous patch. I don't like having this hack in the main iTCO_wdt code.
> So I added it to the iTCO_vendor_support code with the necessary warnings.
> Can you test this (please note that the iTCO_vendor_support module needs to be
> loaded with the vendorsupport=911 module parameter).

It's working like a charm. Also, the Bit 0 is changed to its original
value, so all reboots work.
I've tested on 2.6.30 and 2.6.27 ( with a few mods... ).

> Thanks in advance,

Thank you,

> Wim.


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