Re: [PATCH v3] watchdog: Add hook for kicking in kdump path

From: Don Zickus
Date: Wed Apr 24 2013 - 10:42:46 EST

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 07:54:13AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > No, that will probably work. It is my misunderstanding. Is there a
> > common way to check the timeout length and the ping frequency?
> >
> Usually it is configured in /etc/watchdog.conf if the watchdog package
> is installed. The standard ping interval is "interval", the timeout is
> "watchdog-timeout". See "man watchdog.conf" for details.
> Minimum and maximum values for a given watchdog driver are not exported
> to user space, so you would have to look into the driver sources to find
> out what they are.

Hi Guenter,

Is there an easy way to determine which driver is loaded for each
/dev/watchdogN device (from a script perspective).

Basically, I wanted to determine the module that needs to be included in
the kdump initrd image.

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