[PATCH] watchdog: core: suppress "watchdog did not stop" message

Tao Ren taoren at fb.com
Fri Nov 16 11:37:28 AEDT 2018

On 11/15/18 4:19 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> NACK. This message is displayed if/when the watchdog application
> exits without stopping the watchdog and/or without closing properly.
> This _is_ critical since it will reboot the system after the next
> timeout period.
> If userspace triggers this message on purpose (eg by the mentioned
> script, which does not exit properly), userspace is at fault,
> not the kernel.
> Guenter

Thank you for the quick response, Guenter. I see the log each time when I reboot my system, and when I searched the message in google, I also found posts asking why the message is printed at reboot, and that's why I feel it's confusing.

Anyways, please ignore the patch since it's necessary.

Tao Ren

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