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authorViresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@st.com>2012-03-16 08:14:00 (GMT)
committerWim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>2012-03-27 18:15:37 (GMT)
commitfd7b673c92731fc6c0b1e999adfd87b6762ee797 (patch)
tree35fafd733a2846acb1dd7a06cb7078a7fe59086f /Documentation/watchdog
parent2ca1606359695cc7ce371c7829c4082d9095fc06 (diff)
watchdog: Add support for WDIOC_GETTIMELEFT IOCTL in watchdog core
This patch adds support for WDIOC_GETTIMELEFT IOCTL in watchdog core. So, there is another function pointer added to struct watchdog_ops, which can be passed by drivers to support this IOCTL. Related documentation is updated too. Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@st.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/watchdog')
2 files changed, 7 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/watchdog/convert_drivers_to_kernel_api.txt b/Documentation/watchdog/convert_drivers_to_kernel_api.txt
index be8119b..271b885 100644
--- a/Documentation/watchdog/convert_drivers_to_kernel_api.txt
+++ b/Documentation/watchdog/convert_drivers_to_kernel_api.txt
@@ -59,6 +59,10 @@ Here is a overview of the functions and probably needed actions:
No preparations needed
+ It needs get_timeleft() callback to be defined. Otherwise it
+ will return EOPNOTSUPP
Other IOCTLs can be served using the ioctl-callback. Note that this is mainly
intended for porting old drivers; new drivers should not invent private IOCTLs.
Private IOCTLs are processed first. When the callback returns with
diff --git a/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-kernel-api.txt b/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-kernel-api.txt
index 7d9d1da..227f6cd 100644
--- a/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-kernel-api.txt
+++ b/Documentation/watchdog/watchdog-kernel-api.txt
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
The Linux WatchDog Timer Driver Core kernel API.
-Last reviewed: 29-Nov-2011
+Last reviewed: 16-Mar-2012
Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@iguana.be>
@@ -77,6 +77,7 @@ struct watchdog_ops {
int (*ping)(struct watchdog_device *);
unsigned int (*status)(struct watchdog_device *);
int (*set_timeout)(struct watchdog_device *, unsigned int);
+ unsigned int (*get_timeleft)(struct watchdog_device *);
long (*ioctl)(struct watchdog_device *, unsigned int, unsigned long);
@@ -123,6 +124,7 @@ they are supported. These optional routines/operations are:
because the watchdog does not necessarily has a 1 second resolution).
(Note: the WDIOF_SETTIMEOUT needs to be set in the options field of the
watchdog's info structure).
+* get_timeleft: this routines returns the time that's left before a reset.
* ioctl: if this routine is present then it will be called first before we do
our own internal ioctl call handling. This routine should return -ENOIOCTLCMD
if a command is not supported. The parameters that are passed to the ioctl

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