Re: [PATCH v4 4/8] watchdog/at91sam9_wdt: Adjust the options of watchdog_info

From: Alexander Stein
Date: Thu Feb 14 2013 - 03:12:19 EST


On Thursday 14 February 2013 00:15:22, Wim Van Sebroeck wrote:
> Hi Wenyou,
> > Since the Watchdog Timer Mode Register can be only written only once,
> > so the watchdog_info shall not support WDIOF_SETTIMEOUT
> > and WDIOF_MAGICCLOSE options, remove them.
> Ik you keep using the timer, then you don't have to remove this.

Why removing especially WDIOF_MAGICCLOSE (and the timer needed for that)? This is a feature removal. Without there isn't even a need for nowayout option as it is implicitly set anyway.
Nevertheless I would prefere keeping the timer to allow a user to let the kernel triggering the timer upon MAGICCLOSE.


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