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Date:   Sun, 14 May 2017 07:47:13 -0700
From:   Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
To:     Sebastian Reichel <sebastian.reichel@...labora.co.uk>,
        Sebastian Reichel <sre@...nel.org>,
        Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@...ana.be>
Cc:     linux-watchdog@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2] watchdog: core: add option to avoid early handling of
 watchdog

On 05/12/2017 05:05 AM, Sebastian Reichel wrote:
> On some systems its desirable to have watchdog reboot the system
> when it does not come up fast enough. This adds a kernel parameter
> to disable the auto-update of watchdog before userspace takes over
> and a kernel option to set the default. The info messages were
> added to shorten error searching on misconfigured systems.
>
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Reichel <sebastian.reichel@...labora.co.uk>

Minor nitpicks below (which I fixed up in my watchdog-next branch).
Otherwise

Reviewed-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>

> ---
> Changes since PATCHv1:
>  * fix Kconfig short description (previously copied from
>    WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT)
>  * drop pr_info for auto-update case
>  * restructure code to avoid return
> ---
>  drivers/watchdog/Kconfig        | 11 +++++++++++
>  drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c | 19 ++++++++++++++++---
>  2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig b/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
> index 52a70ee6014f..9a1bd1e39a75 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/Kconfig
> @@ -46,6 +46,17 @@ config WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT
>  	  get killed. If you say Y here, the watchdog cannot be stopped once
>  	  it has been started.
>
> +config WATCHDOG_HANDLE_BOOT_ENABLED
> +	bool "Update boot-enabled watchdog until userspace takes over"
> +	default y
> +	help
> +	  The default watchdog behaviour (which you get if you say Y here) is
> +	  to ping watchdog devices, that were enabled before the driver has

My sense of English grammar isn't perfect, but I think the ',' isn't asked
for here.

> +	  been loaded until control is taken over from userspace using the
> +	  /dev/watchdog file. If you say N here, the kernel will not update
> +	  the watchdog on its own. Thus if your userspace does not start fast
> +	  enough your device will reboot.
> +
>  config WATCHDOG_SYSFS
>  	bool "Read different watchdog information through sysfs"
>  	help
> diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c
> index d5d2bbd8f428..4bc7ab60b12c 100644
> --- a/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c
> +++ b/drivers/watchdog/watchdog_dev.c
> @@ -80,6 +80,9 @@ static struct watchdog_core_data *old_wd_data;
>
>  static struct workqueue_struct *watchdog_wq;
>
> +static bool handle_boot_enabled =
> +	IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_WATCHDOG_HANDLE_BOOT_ENABLED);
> +
>  static inline bool watchdog_need_worker(struct watchdog_device *wdd)
>  {
>  	/* All variables in milli-seconds */
> @@ -956,9 +959,14 @@ static int watchdog_cdev_register(struct watchdog_device *wdd, dev_t devno)
>  	 * and schedule an immediate ping.
>  	 */
>  	if (watchdog_hw_running(wdd)) {
> -		__module_get(wdd->ops->owner);
> -		kref_get(&wd_data->kref);
> -		queue_delayed_work(watchdog_wq, &wd_data->work, 0);
> +		if (handle_boot_enabled) {
> +			__module_get(wdd->ops->owner);
> +			kref_get(&wd_data->kref);
> +			queue_delayed_work(watchdog_wq, &wd_data->work, 0);
> +		} else {
> +			pr_info("watchdog%d running and kernel based pre-userspace handler disabled\n",
> +					wdd->id);

Continuation line alignment is off.

> +		}
>  	}
>
>  	return 0;
> @@ -1106,3 +1114,8 @@ void __exit watchdog_dev_exit(void)
>  	class_unregister(&watchdog_class);
>  	destroy_workqueue(watchdog_wq);
>  }
> +
> +module_param(handle_boot_enabled, bool, 0444);
> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(handle_boot_enabled,
> +	"Watchdog core auto-updates boot enabled watchdogs before userspace takes over (default="
> +	__MODULE_STRING(IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_WATCHDOG_HANDLE_BOOT_ENABLED)) ")");
>

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