watchdog: da9063: Fix updating timeout value

This change “watchdog: da9063: Fix updating timeout value” in Linux kernel is authored by Marco Felsch <m.felsch [at]> on Mon May 28 08:45:45 2018 +0200.

watchdog: da9063: Fix updating timeout value

The DA9063 watchdog has only one register field to store the timeout value
and to enable the watchdog. The watchdog gets enabled if the value is
not zero. There is no issue if the watchdog is already running but it
leads into problems if the watchdog is disabled.

If the watchdog is disabled and only the timeout value should be prepared
the watchdog gets enabled too. Add a check to get the current watchdog
state and update the watchdog timeout value on hw-side only if the
watchdog is already active.

Fixes: 5e9c16e37608 ("watchdog: Add DA9063 PMIC watchdog driver.")
Signed-off-by: Marco Felsch <>
Reviewed-by: Guenter Roeck <>
Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <>
Signed-off-by: Wim Van Sebroeck <>

This Linux change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find Linux releases including commit 44ee54a.

There are 17 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c | 17 +++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
index c1216e6..6b0092b 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/da9063_wdt.c
@@ -121,10 +121,23 @@ static int da9063_wdt_set_timeout(struct watchdog_device *wdd,
 	struct da9063 *da9063 = watchdog_get_drvdata(wdd);
 	unsigned int selector;
-	int ret;
+	int ret = 0;
 	selector = da9063_wdt_timeout_to_sel(timeout);
-	ret = _da9063_wdt_set_timeout(da9063, selector);
+	/*
+	 * There are two cases when a set_timeout() will be called:
+	 * 1. The watchdog is off and someone wants to set the timeout for the
+	 *    further use.
+	 * 2. The watchdog is already running and a new timeout value should be
+	 *    set.
+	 *
+	 * The watchdog can't store a timeout value not equal zero without
+	 * enabling the watchdog, so the timeout must be buffered by the driver.
+	 */
+	if (watchdog_active(wdd))
+		ret = _da9063_wdt_set_timeout(da9063, selector);
 	if (ret)
 		dev_err(da9063->dev, "Failed to set watchdog timeout (err = %d)n",

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 44ee54a (patch).

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