[PATCH][2.5] Support for W83627THF sensor chip (Was Re: [2.5] Help with ICH5 SMBus and W83627THF)

Martin Schlemmer azarah at gentoo.org
Tue Jun 17 03:34:11 CEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 03:06, Mark D. Studebaker wrote:
> About a week ago I worked with
>   Matthias Hentges <matthias at hentges.net>
> to determine the device ID for this chip, and he supplied a patch which
> I worked into CVS, into the w83627hf driver and into sensors-detect.
> It was checked in last week.
> This driver is designed for Super I/O chips and includes detection
> and activation. It uses ISA accesses.

Ok, checked out CVS.

> I would rather not keep adding to the w83781d cruft, especially
> for Super I/O chips. Not only is the
> driver quite unwieldy already, but people have had lots of trouble
> with the Winbond Super I/O chips because they often aren't
> initialzed by the bios so the w83781d driver can't find them.
> ISA accesses are also much more reliable.
> Please test the w83627hf driver in CVS and give us some feedback.

Well, it is not yet ported to 2.5, and the state this box is
in (NPTL, etc), I _cannot_ use a 2.4 kernel.  I also do not know
if I currently have the time to port it to 2.5.

Finally, what is the plan .. split the w83781d into smaller
drivers for each class of chip ?  If so, don't you still
need i2c support for some w836* chips?  Won't then also
be better to call the drivers w837xx.c and w836xx.c ?



Martin Schlemmer

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