The change is based on public documents listed below as well as
Linux changes and the code developed by Kostik.
- Intel® C620 Series Chipset Platform Controller Hub Datasheet
- Intel® 100 Series and Intel® C230 Series Chipset Family Platform Controller Hub (PCH) Datasheet - Volume 2 of 2
Interesting Linux commits:
The peculiarity of the new chipsets is that the watchdog resources are
configured in PCI registers of SMBus controller and Power Management
function as opposed to the LPC bridge.
I took a simplistic approach of querying the resources from the
respective PCI devices. ichwd is still a device on isa bus.
The PCI devices are found by their slot and function defined in the
datasheets as siblings of the upstream LPC bridge.
There are some shortcuts and missing features.
First of all, I have not implemented the functionality required to clear
the no-reboot bit. That would require writing to a special PCI configuration
register of a hidden / invisible PCI device after which the device would
start responding to access to other registers. The no-reboot bit was
not set on my test hardware, so I decided to leave its handling for the
Also, I did not try to handle the case where the watchdog resources are
not configured by the hardware as well as the case where ACPI defined
operational region conflicts with the watchdog resources. My test
system did not have either of those problem, so, again, I decided to leave
those cases until later.
See this Linux commit for some details of the ACPI problem:
Finally, I have added only the PCI ID found on my test system.
I think that more IDs can be added as the change gets tested.
This change is developed for and is sponsored by Panzura.