Re: [PATCH] sp5100_tco: Remove code that may cause a boot failure

From: Greg KH
Date: Sat Feb 23 2013 - 09:40:22 EST

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 08:31:52PM +0900, Takahisa Tanaka wrote:
> The critical problem which can't boot OS until the power is completely
> cut off found on PC with SB700 chipset. This patch fix the problem, but,
> this patch prevents the sp5100_tco driver from using watchdog timer
> function of chipset on PC with SP5100 or SB7x0 chipset.
> Re-programming the MMIO address registers for the watchdog timer must
> have generated the problem. However, I don't know root cause so far.
> So, I decided to remove the concerned codes.
> Link:
> Bugzilla:
> Signed-off-by: Takahisa Tanaka <mc74hc00@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.c | 140 ++++--------------------------------------
> drivers/watchdog/sp5100_tco.h | 2 +-
> 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 128 deletions(-)


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