[PATCHv8 01/10] watchdog: Rename watchdog_active to watchdog_hw_active

Guenter Roeck linux at roeck-us.net
Tue May 19 18:10:58 PDT 2015

On 05/19/2015 01:26 AM, Timo Kokkonen wrote:
> Before extending the watchdog core midlayer, it is useful to rename
> the watchdog_active function so that it states explicitly what it
> really does. That is, "active" watchdog means really that the watchdog
> hardware is running and needs pinging to prevent a watchdog reset
> taking place in near future.
> This is different to "watchdog open" state, which simply states that
> kernel is expecting the user space to keep the watchdog alive. These
> states might become different mainly because some hardware have
> limitations that prevent them from being stopped at will.

I don't see why this is needed. If you need another state, per your
description, it would be "open" in addition to "active".


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