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authorAlbrecht Dreß <albrecht.dress@arcor.de>2009-11-13 18:09:30 (GMT)
committerGrant Likely <grant.likely@secretlab.ca>2009-11-13 18:09:30 (GMT)
commit13b600b59df287a175b1476d2d588ab935092b58 (patch)
treebca214b840b7260e27b3be1df45e7af4a8e9ba38 /Documentation/powerpc
parent690b846aa1b42b4f35bfac0022b75a288d97fd13 (diff)
mpc52xx/wdt: OF property to enable the WDT on boot
Add the "fsl,wdt-on-boot" OF property as to reserve a GPT as WDT which may be a requirement in safety-related (e.g. ISO/EN 61508) applications. Signed-off-by: Albrecht Dreß <albrecht.dress@arcor.de> Signed-off-by: Grant Likely <grant.likely@secretlab.ca>
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diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/mpc5200.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/mpc5200.txt
index 8447fd7..ddd5ee3 100644
--- a/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/mpc5200.txt
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/fsl/mpc5200.txt
@@ -103,7 +103,22 @@ fsl,mpc5200-gpt nodes
On the mpc5200 and 5200b, GPT0 has a watchdog timer function. If the board
design supports the internal wdt, then the device node for GPT0 should
-include the empty property 'fsl,has-wdt'.
+include the empty property 'fsl,has-wdt'. Note that this does not activate
+the watchdog. The timer will function as a GPT if the timer api is used, and
+it will function as watchdog if the watchdog device is used. The watchdog
+mode has priority over the gpt mode, i.e. if the watchdog is activated, any
+gpt api call to this timer will fail with -EBUSY.
+If you add the property
+ fsl,wdt-on-boot = <n>;
+GPT0 will be marked as in-use watchdog, i.e. blocking every gpt access to it.
+If n>0, the watchdog is started with a timeout of n seconds. If n=0, the
+configuration of the watchdog is not touched. This is useful in two cases:
+- just mark GPT0 as watchdog, blocking gpt accesses, and configure it later;
+- do not touch a configuration assigned by the boot loader which supervises
+ the boot process itself.
+The watchdog will respect the CONFIG_WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT option.
An mpc5200-gpt can be used as a single line GPIO controller. To do so,
add the following properties to the gpt node:

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