watchdog pet in kernel module

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Tue Dec 3 17:31:20 EST 2013

On Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:15:32 -0800, Vipul Jain said:

> currently we configure/pet the watchdog from user space via /dev/ipmi0
> device interface and I would like to do the pet part from kernel module.

That's actually defeating the purpose.  If you do it from the kernel,
you keep the watchdog from detecting a whole set of hangs that can cause
userspace to wedge up.
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