Re: [PATCH 0/7] char/mei: Intel MEI Driver

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Mar 23 2011 - 12:11:20 EST

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 05:55:47PM +0200, Weil, Oren jer wrote:
> >> >I suppose one of the important things to do here is integrate the
> >> >watchdog part into the common watchdog infrastructure in
> >> >drivers/watchdog. Maybe this driver can export a simple interface to
> >> >another module that implements the watchdog device?
> >>
> >> Yes, this is one the ideas the Alan suggested, we are thinking about
> >> this direction in the future.
> >
> >What's keeping you from doing this now?
> We need to change the driver to expose functions to communicate with the FW
> Client (feature)
> From other kernel models, the design for now is only from user space.

So you need to add support to the watchdog infrastructure for this? For
some reason I thought you could kick the watchdog from within kernel
code, did I get this wrong?


greg k-h
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