Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] Clean up watchdog handlers

From: David Miller
Date: Mon Nov 21 2016 - 15:29:33 EST

From: Babu Moger <babu.moger@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:25:50 -0600

> Hi Dave,
> On 11/21/2016 12:42 PM, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Babu Moger <babu.moger@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 14:13:43 -0700
>>> This is an attempt to cleanup watchdog handlers. Right now,
>>> kernel/watchdog.c implements both softlockup and hardlockup detectors.
>>> Softlockup code is generic. Hardlockup code is arch specific. Some
>>> architectures don't use hardlockup detectors. They use their own
>>> watchdog
>>> detectors. To make both these combination work, we have numerous
>>> #ifdefs
>>> in kernel/watchdog.c.
>>> We are trying here to make these handlers independent of each other.
>>> Also provide an interface for architectures to implement their own
>>> handlers. watchdog_nmi_enable and watchdog_nmi_disable will be defined
>>> as weak such that architectures can override its definitions.
>>> Thanks to Don Zickus for his suggestions.
>>> Here are our previous discussions
>> This touches a bunch of generic code, only the third patch is sparc
>> specific.
>> Anyways have any plans to merge this via another tree or should I
>> take it via sparc? If I take it via sparc I want some ACKs.
> Not sure how these things work. I have got following responses from
> Andrew Morton earlier.

Ok, if Andrew put it in his tree I'll just assume these changes will
take that path.