[PATCH] staging: tidspbridge: enable watchdog by default

Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Fri Feb 10 05:18:49 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 04:45:00PM -0800, Ramirez Luna, Omar wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Felipe Contreras
> <felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Again, I'm totally confused as to _WHY_ this needs to be y.  What is
> >> causing this oops without it?  If an oops is happening, then shouldn't
> >> this be a strict dependancy?  Why allow it to be disabled at all if it
> >> can break your box if you don't enable it?
> >
> > It's not an oops, it's a warning, and again, it depends on the
> > firmware being used. We don't have control over that, and we have no
> > way to detect if this feature is there. It's up to the user.
> I have been thinking more into it, how about looking for a WDT symbol
> inside the baseimage to decide whether to turn ON/OFF WDT3, this would
> mean that the code is always compiled in, but the decision to turn it
> on/off is made at runtime.

I totally don't understand, why not just silence the warning properly

I fail to understand why this warning happens, why it depends on the
firmware, and why you can't detect it at runtime to not do it.  And how
it all ties into a kconfig option...


greg k-h

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