[ltp] [patch 11/11] ibm-acpi: implement fan watchdog command
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Mon, 9 Oct 2006 12:02:24 -0300
On Mon, 09 Oct 2006, Shem Multinymous wrote:
> On 10/9/06, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >The watchdog is programmed using echo "watchdog <number>" > fan, where
> >is the number of seconds to wait before doing an "enable", and zero
> >the watchdog.
> Excellent approach; implementation awaited.
I am studying workqueues and timers to see how to better implement the
watchdog, and then I will send a patch 12 of 11 to this thread implementing
> I can't actually test the patches at the moment, but they look very
> good other than those minor comments.
They're tested (yes, even the intermediate ones) on a T43, but I didn't test
it against braindead userspace code.
> I expect acpi-devel to express some discomfort over the continued of a
> machine-specific procfs interface, as moving stuff to a
> generic-looking sysfs interface is now in vogue.
I will port the entire ibm-acpi myself to sysfs if I have to, but *only*
after I get a working tree (i.e. something I can actually run on my kernel
:-) ) of the rest of the ACPI code using sysfs. I understand this is being
worked on upstream, and ibm-acpi will follow that with eagerness. I am
*itching* to trash-dump the entire procfs interface like you wouldn't
I will remember to make that very clear when I send the patchset to
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