Re: [PATCH RFC] watchdog: add a new driver for VIA chipsets

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On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 05:32:28PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 06:05:48PM +0100, Marc Vertes wrote:
> > +static int wdt_start(struct watchdog_device *wdev)
> > +{
> > +	/* Nothing to do. The watchdog can only be started by the BIOS. */
> > +	return 0;
> > +}
> Shouldn't we just update the framework to cope with missing functions?

For start(), I dunno. I don't have enough experience with watchdog drivers to
judge if this is acceptable, although I'd think so. For stop(), a few drivers
already activate a timer to keep the watchdog happy; such a mechanism should
definately go into the core. It's in my todo-list, but I won't be angry if
someone is faster ;)

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