Re: [PATCH 7/10 v2] Generic Watchdog Timer Driver

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Jun 19 2011 - 06:01:20 EST

> > /* Register the watchdog timer device */
> > res = watchdog_register_device(&wdt_dev);
> Why is this a feature of the individual drivers and not of the core?

It's a hardware dependant feature - some watchdogs cannot be stopped once

> Maybe it can be in both, so existing drivers don't need to change the user
> interface, but new drivers don't have to provide the option individually
> when you can simply set it for the base module.

Then you'd need an additional interface to specify which watchdog as soon
as we support multiple watchdogs.

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