Re: [PATCH v2 2/7] watchdog: w83627hf: Enable watchdog only once

From: Pádraig Brady
Date: Tue Mar 19 2013 - 13:26:43 EST

On 03/10/2013 11:14 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> It is unnecessary to enable the logical device and WDT0 each time
> the watchdog is accessed. Do it only once during initialization.

Is this also the case on systems where the superio
chip is used for other things? I've the impression
that this may break some systems (though I no longer
have the hardware to test). Arbitration of multiple
users of the superio device may be managed be a central
user space app, or by a kernel level arbitrator.

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