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Device driver for VIA south bridge watchdog timer.

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December 7, 2011
VIAWD(4) BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual VIAWD(4)

NAME

viawd — device driver for VIA south bridge watchdog timer

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configura‐ tion file: device viawd Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): viawd_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The viawd driver provides watchdog(4) support for the watchdog interrupt timer present on VIA south bridge chipset (VT8251, CX700, VX800, VX855, VX900). The VIA south bridge have a built-in watchdog timer, which can be enabled and disabled by user's program and set between 1 to 1023 seconds. The viawd driver when unloaded with running watchdog will reschedule the watchdog to 5 min‐ utes.

SEE ALSO

watchdog(4), watchdog(8), watchdogd(8), watchdog(9)

HISTORY

The viawd driver first appeared in FreeBSD 10.0.

AUTHORS

The viawd driver and this manual page were written by Fabien Thomas <@FreeBSD.org>.
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