lm sensors sysfs file structure

Dominik Brodowski linux at brodo.de
Thu Apr 3 20:43:42 CEST 2003


On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 11:49:44AM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 04:28:22PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> 
>  > > FWIW, I'm taking the same fixed-point millivolt approach with the
>  > > sysfs overrides for cpufreq.  Having similar things in sysfs
>  > > exporting the same units seems to be a good idea.
>  > 
>  > Hm, in looking around the kernel some more, it seems that there are a
>  > number of other places that export voltage and temperature values (ACPI
>  > being one of the most obvious.)  It might be time to start thinking of a
>  > single userspace library to access all of these kinds of values in a
>  > system, instead of having to probe around different parts of the sysfs
>  > tree by hand...
> 
> Had occured to me too. There was talk of a libpower or the likes
> mentioned on acpi-devel a year or so back, but afaik nothing really
> came of it.

Actually, the "ospmd" tool (available at http://acpi.sourceforge.net )
already seems to manage APM and ACPI input. Well, and speaking of ACPI and 
sysfs in the same message: IMHO the /proc/acpi/ interface should be replaced
by something in /sysfs/ as well....

	Dominik



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