Re: [PATCH] watchdog: Remove iop_wdt
From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Wed Nov 20 2019 - 18:05:24 EST
On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:30:54AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux admin wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:15:01AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:03 AM Russell King - ARM Linux admin
> > <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 06:29:09AM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > > > On 11/19/19 1:40 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 3:08 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > > > On 11/18/19 2:04 PM, Laura Abbott wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Good point, especially since apparently no one cared for five years.
> > >
> > > Doesn't mean that there aren't interested parties. I still have
> > > IOP32x hardware running here in the form of a N2100 (my firewall)
> > > and it seems that I never noticed this option disappearing until
> > > now...
> > It's not that it was ever there for IOP32x: the driver was introduced in 2007
> > and was available for IOP32x but failed to compile for it until 2014 when
> > I sent the patch to disable the driver in all configurations that
> > failed to build.
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 rmk rmk 5284 Dec 30 2013 systems/n2100/lib/modules/3.12.6+/kernel/drivers/watchdog/iop_wdt.ko
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 rmk rmk 5276 Dec 20 2013 systems/n2100/lib/modules/3.9.5+/kernel/drivers/watchdog/iop_wdt.ko
> It seems I've been carrying a patch to comment out the troublesome code:
> - write_wdtsr(IOP13XX_WDTCR_IB_RESET);
> +// write_wdtsr(IOP13XX_WDTCR_IB_RESET);
> in my stable tree since 2015.
Do you have plans to update that kernel to mainline ?
If yes, a patch to make the driver (and I guess everything else that broke
since 3.12) work would be helpful.