Re: [Linaro-acpi] [PATCH v8 5/5] Watchdog: introduce ARM SBSA watchdog driver

From: Fu Wei
Date: Thu Nov 05 2015 - 09:03:43 EST

Hi Timur

On 5 November 2015 at 21:47, Timur Tabi <timur@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> I would feel much more comfortable if the driver would just use the
>> standard
>> watchdog timeout and live with (worst case) 20 seconds timeout for now.
> Actually, I'm wondering where the 20 seconds comes from. When I load my
> driver on our hardware, it calculates a maximum timeout of 214 seconds, and
> that's just to WS0.

SBSA 2.3 Page 23 :
Note: the watchdog offset register is 32 bits wide. This gives a
maximum watch period of around 10s at a system
counter frequency of 400MHz. If a larger watch period is required then
the compare value can be programmed
directly into the compare value register.

214s means your system counter is approximately at 20MHz which is in
the range of (10MHz ~ 400MHz)

SBSA 2.3 Page 13 :
The System Counter (of the Generic Timer) shall run at a minimum
frequency of 10MHz and maximum of

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