[PATCHv7 6/8] watchdog: imx2_wdt: Convert to use new core extensions

Marc Kleine-Budde mkl at pengutronix.de
Tue May 5 01:31:23 PDT 2015

On 05/05/2015 10:11 AM, Marc Kleine-Budde wrote:
> On 04/22/2015 01:11 PM, Timo Kokkonen wrote:
>> Fill in the HW capabilities in watchdog_device structure and call
>> watchdgog_init_params() to let watchdog core to init itself
>> properly. The watchdog core can then ping stopped watchdog and the
>> timer code in the driver can be removed.
>> Signed-off-by: Timo Kokkonen <timo.kokkonen at offcode.fi>
> This patch changes the default behaviour of the imx watchdog. Without
> the patch: If the system boot with watchdog enabled (by the bootloader),
> the driver sets up a threads to pet the watchdog. With the patch,
> imx2_wdt_ping() is called once during probe but the thread is not
> started. There are no timeout or early_timeout paremters in the DT or in
> the kernel command line.
> I don't like the old behaviour, but I think there are some setups that
> rely on this feature.

BTW: the start-thread-if-wd-is-active feature was added in:

    faad5de0b104 watchdog: imx2_wdt: convert to watchdog core api


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