Re: [RFC] [PATCH 0/10] Generic Watchdog Timer Driver
From: Andrea Galbusera
Date: Thu Jun 16 2011 - 09:10:16 EST
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> To reduce copying the same code over and over in each watchdog device driver, Alan Cox and myself constructed a new framework/API that consolidates the common watchdog timer driver functions.
> This framework/API consists of the following patches:
> part 1: Introduction of the WatchDog Timer Driver Core
> part 2: Add the basic ioctl functionality
> part 3: Add the WDIOC_KEEPALIVE ioctl
> part 4: Add the WDIOC_SETOPTIONS ioctl
> part 5: Add the WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT and WDIOC_GETTIMEOUT ioctl
> part 6: Add orphan control
> part 7: Add the Magic Close feature
> part 8: Add the nowayout feature
> part 9: Add support for a miscdev parent device
> part 10: Add support for extra ioctl calls
While looking for efforts to provide a generic driver for gpio driven
watchdog devices, like some simple hardware supervisors, I came into
this patchset RFC, which turned out to be very interesting to me.
Maybe I'm looking into the wrong places, but I could not find any
upstream commit after this RFC.
Since I don't see any real critic from commenters to the approach you
are suggesting, I'd like to know if there still is some
work-in-progress on this.
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