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Re: [PATCH] Added MIPS RM9K watchdog driver

To: Alan Cox <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Added MIPS RM9K watchdog driver
From: Thomas Koeller <>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 19:45:52 +0200
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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.


Thomas Koeller, Software Development

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