probe order for 2.6 sensor chips

Mark D. Studebaker mds at paradyne.com
Sat Aug 23 21:40:28 CEST 2003


This is a demonstration/debugging driver I wrote to test SMBus 2.0 support.

Until we support Host Notify (host-as-slave mode),
we can't really support hotplugged I2C devices well.

I don't recommend submitting it to 2.6 unless somebody asks for it.


http://www2.lm-sensors.nu/~lm78/cvs/browse.cgi/lm_sensors2/doc/chips/smbus-arp

Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 12:09:01AM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> 
>>>I have a port of smbus-arp to 2.6 in my local kernel tree, I just need
>>>to clean it up to get it into shape to add to the main kernel.org tree
>>>one of these days...
>>
>>BTW what does this driver do? If I understand it correctly, it is meant
>>to replace our blind bus scanning by proper querying of an ARP chip? Or
>>am I just lost again?
> 
> 
> I do not really know either.  I tried to see what it was doing and
> couldn't easily determine it.  I have a laptop here that suposidly needs
> it to get some other i2c driver to work, but I've never gotten it to
> work properly yet on 2.6...
> 
> greg k-h
> 



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