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VIAWD(4)	       FreeBSD 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 configuration 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 minutes.

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
     <fabient@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD	9.2		       December	7, 2011			   FreeBSD 9.2

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