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Re: [PATCH] Added MIPS RM9K watchdog driver

To: Thomas Koeller <thomas.koeller@baslerweb.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Added MIPS RM9K watchdog driver
From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 21:43:41 +0100
Cc: wim@iguana.be, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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Ar Sad, 2006-08-12 am 19:45 +0200, ysgrifennodd Thomas Koeller:
> On Friday 11 August 2006 22:07, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Also if this is a software watchdog why is it better than using
> > softdog ?
> >
> 
> This is _not_ a software watchdog. If the timer expires, an interrupt
> is generated, and the timer is reset to count through another cycle.
> If it expires again, it resets the CPU.

Ok thanks, then it does make sense for it to be in kernel.


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