Watchdog on MPC82xx [SOLVED]

Bastos Fernandez Alexandre alebas at
Fri Apr 21 20:33:33 EST 2006


As suggested by Rune, problem was concerning to the RTC on time_init().
As I don't have a RTC on the board, the solution for me was setting
the ppc_md.get_rtc_time to NULL, which prevents time_init() from
doing the loop which tries to set the next second boundary. So

void __init
    ppc_md.get_rtc_time = NULL;
    ppc_md.set_rtc_time = NULL;

Thanks to all.


> Rune,
> > On our 8265/8280 board, the max timeout of the watchdog timer was ~1.3
> > seconds, so it kept resetting before the heartbeat function got called
> > on boot.
> >
> > I had to add a watchdog reset to time_init() because it woud pause there
> > for about 2 secondfs trying to see if there was a realtime clock.
> >
> I think that you are OK. Using the while(1) test suggested by Paul Bilke,
> I could verify that time_init() is the cause for the reset. In fact, I have
> no RTC on my board (so I suppose the delay looking for it will be maximum).
> Thanks
> Alex Bastos

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