[RFC PATCH] watchdog: Add hook for kicking in kdump path

Don Zickus dzickus at redhat.com
Fri Apr 12 17:16:27 EDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 08:10:41AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > have no idea how to even find out if multiple watchdogs are open on the
> > system.  Is there a list I could walk?  And with regard to 'watchdog is
> /* the dev_t structure to store the dynamically allocated watchdog devices */
> static dev_t watchdog_devt;
> One way to look up the allocated watchdogs might be to loop through all kobj
> instances for the major device using kobj_lookup. Don't know if there is a
> better way.

Hmm, I got around to poking at this today and I am not sure kobj_lookup
will work.  Besides being surrounded with another mutex, I don't have
access to the character device domain to pass to kobj_lookup.

Perhaps I am not reading the code right, but I can't find a good way

The only other hack I can think of, is to embed a list object in the
watchdog structure and list_add each new register'd watchdog.  Then it
would be trivial to walk the watchdog list.



> > running', I thought 'watchdog_active' would do that.  But again, I could
> > be misreading the code.
> > 
> You are right. Missed that part, sorry.
> Guenter

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