I need use the watchdog, but I can't find any watchdog device. It means I need softdog? But I use modprobe softdog it still does not work. So I download the new Kernel 4.10.10. But I don't know how to find the sofedog modules. Just like this.

So where I can find the softdog modules?

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    Was your previous kernel compiled too? Why are you compiling kernels? Please add to the question. Apr 20, 2017 at 6:08

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The software watchdog option is now in Device Drivers->Watchdog Timer Support->Software watchdog

It can be a bit tedious to search for the location of certain options in the menuconfig but it actually took me less than a minute to find it.


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