Commit 071bf69a authored by Shuah Khan's avatar Shuah Khan

samples: move watchdog example code from Documentation

Move watchdog examples to samples and remove it from Documentation
Makefile. Create a new Makefile to build watchdog. It can be built
from top level directory or from watchdog directory:

Run make -C samples/watchdog or cd samples/watchdog; make
Acked-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarShuah Khan <>
parent 155fe001
subdir-y := accounting auxdisplay blackfin \
laptops pcmcia watchdog
laptops pcmcia
# List of programs to build
hostprogs-y := watchdog-simple
# Tell kbuild to always build the programs
always := $(hostprogs-y)
......@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ activates as soon as /dev/watchdog is opened and will reboot unless
the watchdog is pinged within a certain time, this time is called the
timeout or margin. The simplest way to ping the watchdog is to write
some data to the device. So a very simple watchdog daemon would look
like this source file: see Documentation/watchdog/src/watchdog-simple.c
like this source file: see samples/watchdog/watchdog-simple.c
A more advanced driver could for example check that a HTTP server is
still responding before doing the write call to ping the watchdog.
......@@ -47,4 +47,4 @@ The external event interfaces on the WDT boards are not currently supported.
Minor numbers are however allocated for it.
Example Watchdog Driver: see Documentation/watchdog/src/watchdog-simple.c
Example Watchdog Driver: see samples/watchdog/watchdog-simple.c
PROGS := watchdog-simple
all: $(PROGS)
rm -fr $(PROGS)
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