Re: [v2,3/3] watchdog: max63xx: add heartbeat to platform data

From: Vivien Didelot
Date: Mon Jun 22 2015 - 16:46:20 EST

Hi Guenter,

On Jun 22, 2015, at 12:59 PM, Guenter Roeck linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi Vivien,
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 06:59:00PM -0400, Vivien Didelot wrote:
>> Actually, there is no way but the module parameter to set the desired
>> heartbeat. This patch allows a platform code to set it in the device
>> platform data. This is convenient for platforms and built-in drivers.
>> To do so, initialize heartbeat to zero to allow the module parameter to
>> take precedence over the platform setting. If not set, it will still
>> default to DEFAULT_HEARTBEAT.
> I think that warrants a bit of discussion. Is the chip used on an
> x86 system (no devicetree), and is there reason to believe that the
> default watchdog timeout is not good enough until the watchdog application
> starts and can configure it to a different value ?

Indeed, I am using a MAX6373 device on an embedded Atom platform. The
default 60s heartbeat is not valid for this chip. I need the setting
with 10s heartbeat and 60s delay.

> This is also a bit more complicated since gpio pin 0 can be a valid gpio
> pin number, so you'd have to explicitly state "don't use gpio" in the
> platform data.

Indeed. Also, you may have a gpio pin 0 and don't want to use it. I'd
prefer to avoid any additional boolean if possible. Having at least one
positive integer seems safe. Would this be better?

/* GPIO or memory mapped? */
if (platform_get_resource(pdev, IORESOURCE_MEM, 0))
err = max63xx_mmap_init(pdev, wdt);
else if (wdt->pdata && (wdt->pdata->wdi || wdt->pdata->set0 ||
wdt->pdata->set1 || wdt->pdata->set2))
err = max63xx_gpio_init(pdev, wdt);
err = -EINVAL;
if (err)
return err;

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