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From: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
To: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 04/11] watchdog: add support for sl28cpld watchdog
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2020 09:34:35 -0700
Message-ID: <450ce146-bf9a-130a-78e5-4bcabf1b7063@roeck-us.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHp75VduUG=XkvyZwdZDNqBh3KE67MWZWgqBN67fN6StAa469w@mail.gmail.com>

On 6/5/20 9:04 AM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 6:05 PM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 05:09:11PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 06:52:00AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>> On 6/5/20 3:50 AM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 1:24 PM Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc> wrote:
>>>>>> Am 2020-06-05 10:14, schrieb Andy Shevchenko:
>>>>>>> On Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 12:14 AM Michael Walle <michael@walle.cc> wrote:
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>>>>>>> +static bool nowayout = WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT;
>>>>>>>> +module_param(nowayout, bool, 0);
>>>>>>>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started
>>>>>>>> (default="
>>>>>>>> +                               __MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT)
>>>>>>>> ")");
>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>> +static int timeout;
>>>>>>>> +module_param(timeout, int, 0);
>>>>>>>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(timeout, "Initial watchdog timeout in seconds");
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Guenter ACKed this, but I'm wondering why we still need module
>>>>>>> parameters...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> How would a user change the nowayout or the timeout? For the latter
>>>>>> there is
>>>>>> a device tree entry, but thats not easy changable by the user.
>>>>>
>>>>> Yes, it's more question to VIm and Guenter than to you.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Has support for providing module parameters with the kernel command line
>>>> been discontinued/deprecated, or did it run out of favor ? Sorry if I
>>>> missed that.
>>>
>>> Latter according to Greg KH. One of the (plenty) examples [1].
>>>
>>> [1]: https://www.mail-archive.com/driverdev-devel@linuxdriverproject.org/msg96495.html
>>>
>> What is the suggested replacement ?
> 
> In some mails he suggested to use sysfs.
> 

Using sysfs specifically to defeat "nowayout" would defeat
its purpose, which is specifically to disable the possibility
to stop the watchdog. Using a module parameter (or rather boot
time parameter) is a bit different since that has to be done
consciously and is only valid for a given boot. The same is
true for the timeout parameter. If one can wait for sysfs (or
userspace) to be active, one can as well use the watchdog
daemon to update the timeout. The use case for the module
/ command line parameter or sysfs based timeout is to be
able to set it _before_ userspace is active.

So sysfs is not really an alternative.

Guenter

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Thread overview: 74+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-04 21:10 [PATCH v4 00/11] Add support for Kontron sl28cpld Michael Walle
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 01/11] dt-bindings: mfd: Add bindings for sl28cpld Michael Walle
2020-06-09 16:28   ` Rob Herring
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 02/11] mfd: Add support for Kontron sl28cpld management controller Michael Walle
2020-06-05  6:57   ` Lee Jones
2020-06-05  9:51     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-05 10:50     ` Mark Brown
2020-06-05 20:07       ` Michael Walle
2020-06-06 11:46         ` Mark Brown
2020-06-06 12:45           ` Michael Walle
2020-06-08  8:28             ` Lee Jones
2020-06-08 10:02               ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-08 15:41                 ` Michael Walle
2020-06-08 18:56                   ` Lee Jones
2020-06-08 21:09                     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-09  6:47                       ` Lee Jones
2020-06-09 14:38                         ` Michael Walle
2020-06-09 14:42                           ` Mark Brown
2020-06-09 15:01                             ` Michael Walle
2020-06-09 17:15                               ` Rob Herring
2020-06-09 17:29                                 ` Mark Brown
2020-06-09 18:41                                 ` Lee Jones
2020-06-09 15:19                           ` Lee Jones
2020-06-09 15:30                             ` Michael Walle
2020-06-09 19:45                               ` Lee Jones
2020-06-10  7:10                                 ` Michael Walle
2020-06-10  7:19                                   ` Lee Jones
2020-06-10  7:49                                     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-10  7:56                                       ` Lee Jones
2020-06-10  9:27                                         ` Michael Walle
2020-06-10 18:30                                           ` Lee Jones
2020-06-10 17:16                                     ` Rob Herring
2020-06-10 18:02                                       ` Lee Jones
2020-06-08 18:20                 ` Lee Jones
2020-06-09 16:54               ` Rob Herring
2020-06-09 18:52                 ` Lee Jones
2020-06-05  8:01   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05  8:02     ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 10:09     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-05 10:48       ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 11:51         ` Michael Walle
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 03/11] irqchip: add sl28cpld interrupt controller support Michael Walle
2020-06-05  1:26   ` kernel test robot
2020-06-05  8:07   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-08 15:12   ` kernel test robot
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 04/11] watchdog: add support for sl28cpld watchdog Michael Walle
2020-06-05  8:14   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 10:24     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-05 10:50       ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 13:52         ` Guenter Roeck
2020-06-05 14:09           ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 15:05             ` Guenter Roeck
2020-06-05 16:04               ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 16:34                 ` Guenter Roeck [this message]
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 05/11] pwm: add support for sl28cpld PWM controller Michael Walle
2020-06-05  8:15   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05  8:49   ` Lee Jones
2020-06-05  9:33     ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 11:39     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-05 18:17     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-08  7:46       ` Lee Jones
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 06/11] gpio: add support for the sl28cpld GPIO controller Michael Walle
2020-06-05 12:00   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 12:42     ` Michael Walle
2020-06-05 13:15       ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-05 18:44         ` Michael Walle
2020-06-05 21:19           ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 07/11] hwmon: add support for the sl28cpld hardware monitoring controller Michael Walle
2020-06-05 12:06   ` Andy Shevchenko
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 08/11] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: enable sl28cpld Michael Walle
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 09/11] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: map GPIOs to input events Michael Walle
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 10/11] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: enable LED support Michael Walle
2020-06-04 21:10 ` [PATCH v4 11/11] arm64: dts: freescale: sl28: enable fan support Michael Walle
2020-06-05  6:13 ` [PATCH v4 00/11] Add support for Kontron sl28cpld Lee Jones

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