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Date:	Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:29:16 -0700
From:	Guenter Roeck <>
To:	Marc van der Wal <>,
	Wim Van Sebroeck <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] it87_wdt: Work around non-working CIR interrupts

On 03/06/2014 01:36 AM, Marc van der Wal wrote:
> From: Marc van der Wal <>
> On some hardware platforms, the it87_wdt watchdog resets the machine
> despite the watchdog daemon running and writing to /dev/watchdog.
> This is due to Consumer IR buffer underrun interrupts being used as
> triggers to reset the timer.  On some buggy hardware implementations
> such as the iEi AFL-12A-N270 single-board computer, this method does
> not work.
> However, resetting the timer by writing its original timeout value in
> its configuration register over and over again suppresses the unwanted
> reboots.
> Add a module option (nocir), 0 by default in order not to break existing
> setups.  Setting it to 1 enables the workaround.
> Fixes bug #42801 <>.
> Tested primarily on Linux 3.5.7, applies cleanly on Linux 3.13.5.
> Signed-off-by: Marc van der Wal <>

Reviewed-by: Guenter Roeck <>

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