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Date:   Wed,  8 Aug 2018 13:13:26 -0600
From:   Jerry Hoemann <>
        Jerry Hoemann <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 4/5] watchdog: hpwdt: Module paramerter alias.

Add module parameter "timeout" as an alias to "soft_margin."
This aligns hpwdt usage more closely with other WDT while
retaining backwards compatibility.

Signed-off-by: Jerry Hoemann <>
 drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
index 69a88b1..eb947bc 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
@@ -367,6 +367,9 @@ static void hpwdt_exit(struct pci_dev *dev)
 module_param(soft_margin, int, 0);
 MODULE_PARM_DESC(soft_margin, "Watchdog timeout in seconds");
+module_param_named(timeout, soft_margin, int, 0);
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(timeout, "Alias of soft_margin");
 module_param(nowayout, bool, 0);
 MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started (default="

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