Thursday, October 25, 2012

Careful with watchdog timer

OS: Windows CE 6.0 R3
Platform: OMAP3530 EVM

I was debugging one of the driver present in OMAP3530 BSP provided by some vendor some time ago. So, the driver is compiled with COMPILE_DEBUG option so that I can keep breakpoints and see what are the issues with the driver. As soon as the control hits break point I was looking at the variables in watch window. All of a sudden the processor starts rebooting. After two days at last when  we are looking at the catalog items we observed that Watch Dog Catalog item has been selected from BSP.

Just make a note that we have to disable Watch Dog Timer when the software needs debugging with breakpoints.

Happy Debugging.

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