An extension including this feature is already in the works within Khronos. The initial draft was created by one of the 3D hardware vendors.
Steve Baker wrote:
We probably need to talk with the underlying driver authors (nVidia, ATI, etc) about getting a watchdog timer feature into their code as an OpenGL extension. Since WebGL is very much in their interests (getting 3D graphics into more places and therefore selling more hardware) - they ought to be cooperative.
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