RE: [PATCH 1/2] watchdog: ep93xx_wdt: cleanup and let the core handle the heartbeat

From: Hartley Sweeten
Date: Mon Jan 30 2017 - 14:10:09 EST

On Monday, January 30, 2017 11:55 AM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 09:55:47AM -0700, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
>> Cleanup this driver and remove the 200ms heartbeat timer. The core now
>> has the ability to handle the heartbeat.
>> Signed-off-by: H Hartley Sweeten <hsweeten@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Guenter,

I wasn't sure this patch was going to get delivered correctly. I got an "Undeliverable"
bounce due to possible spoofing. I am trying to figure out why right now.



>> -#define WDT_VERSION "0.4"
>> -
>> -/* default timeout (secs) */
>> -#define WDT_TIMEOUT 30
>> -
> Personally I like those constants, even if used only once (I know, it is a good
> candidate for bikeshedding). Two reasons: 1) It is already there, and 2) It
> helps seeing the default without having to dig into the code.

I assume the WDT_VERSION can go away...

As far as the WDT_TIMEOUT, I have no problem leaving it. I was just trying to remove
some cruft.

>> static bool nowayout = WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT;
>> module_param(nowayout, bool, 0);
>> MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started");
>> -static unsigned int timeout = WDT_TIMEOUT;
>> -module_param(timeout, uint, 0);
>> -MODULE_PARM_DESC(timeout,
>> - "Watchdog timeout in seconds. (1<=timeout<=3600, default="
>> -
> Are you sure you want to take away the means to set the timeout with
> a module parameter ? You could easily retain the module parameter
> and call watchdog_init_timeout(wdd, timeout, dev). The parameter should
> then be initialized with 0, though, to have the watchdog core take the
> timeout from devicetree if provided.

Again, I have no problem leaving this. I personally don't use it but someone else
might. I'm not sure if the ep93xx will ever get converted to devicetree but I
might figure it one eventually.


>> + watchdog_set_drvdata(wdd, priv);
>> - setup_timer(&timer, ep93xx_wdt_timer_ping, 1);
>> + ret = watchdog_register_device(wdd);
> Looks like a perfect candidate for devm_watchdog_register_device().

I just saw your patches that do this. I will update this patch to use it.