Re: [PATCH][RFC] Proposal for a new watchdog interface using sysfs

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Thu Feb 13 2003 - 11:04:30 EST

On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 07:34:35AM -0800, Rusty Lynch wrote:

> The watchdogN devices show up under the "legacy" directory because
> they are platform devices. From reading the driver-model documentation,
> I believe that platform devices are the correct way of categorizing
> watchdog devices.

My interpretation of legacy devices differs. I believe they are
onboard devices that we've had since just after the dinosaurs died.
FDC controller, dma controller, parport etc..

A plugin watchdog card doesn't fit this description.


| Dave Jones.
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