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@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
The Linux WatchDog Timer Driver Core kernel API.
-Last reviewed: 22-Jul-2011
+Last reviewed: 29-Nov-2011
Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>
@@ -142,6 +142,14 @@ bit-operations. The status bits that are defined are:
* WDOG_NO_WAY_OUT: this bit stores the nowayout setting for the watchdog.
If this bit is set then the watchdog timer will not be able to stop.
+ To set the WDOG_NO_WAY_OUT status bit (before registering your watchdog
+ timer device) you can either:
+ * set it statically in your watchdog_device struct with
+ (this will set the value the same as CONFIG_WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) or
+ * use the following helper function:
+ static inline void watchdog_set_nowayout(struct watchdog_device *wdd, int nowayout)
Note: The WatchDog Timer Driver Core supports the magic close feature and
the nowayout feature. To use the magic close feature you must set the
WDIOF_MAGICCLOSE bit in the options field of the watchdog's info structure.