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Date:	Sun, 19 Jun 2011 15:19:09 +0100
From:	Alan Cox <>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:	Wim Van Sebroeck <>,
	LKML <>,
	Linux Watchdog Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/10 v2] Generic Watchdog Timer Driver

> > Then you'd need an additional interface to specify which watchdog as soon
> > as we support multiple watchdogs.
> You can always have multiple ways of setting nowayout -- hardware requirements,
> global module option, local module option, and a new ioctl command -- but
> what is being used is then the logical OR of all of them.

An ioctl for it would make a lot of sense as watchdogs are often compiled
in so currently there isn't a good way to runtime set this.

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