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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:27:32 -0700
From:	Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
To:	Jisheng Zhang <jszhang@...vell.com>
Cc:	wim@...ana.be, linux-watchdog@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] watchdog: dw_wdt: restart the counter immediately
 after enabling WDT

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 02:29:58PM +0800, Jisheng Zhang wrote:
> The TOP_INIT may be zero, so the timeout period may be very short after

What is TOP_INIT ?

> initialization is done, thus the system may be reset soon after enabling.
> We fix this problem by restarting the counter immediately after enabling
> WDT.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jisheng Zhang <jszhang@...vell.com>
> ---
>  drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c | 1 +
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
> index 9f21029..ad0619d 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/dw_wdt.c
> @@ -146,6 +146,7 @@ static int dw_wdt_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
>  		dw_wdt_set_top(DW_WDT_MAX_TOP);

This sets the timeout to the maximum, so I guess there must be some other
event/register (TOP_INIT ?) which can be zero.

>  		writel(WDOG_CONTROL_REG_WDT_EN_MASK,
>  		       dw_wdt.regs + WDOG_CONTROL_REG_OFFSET);

What guarantees that the reset didn't already happen by the time
the keepalive call is executed ? Does this change fix the problem,
or does it just make it more unlikely to be seen ?

Thanks,
Guenter

> +		dw_wdt_keepalive();
>  	}
>  
>  	dw_wdt_set_next_heartbeat();
> -- 
> 2.1.0
> 
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