fan speed for it87?? chips added

Mark Studebaker mds at
Fri Oct 3 13:12:47 CEST 2003


Greg KH wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 11:10:30PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> >
> > My position is that the driver should change as few things as possible.
> > Hardware monitoring chips are a sensible realm. Enabling or disabling an
> > interrupt line or the like can cause the hardware to react (fan to full
> > speed or even shutdown) and we have had many reports that this happened.
> > So I think that the chip drivers should, by default, consider that the
> > chip is well configured for the hardware/bios settings, and initialize
> > very few things. My drivers work that way (not for the limits yet, but
> > for the rest).
> I agree, this should be our policy.  Any current 2.6 drivers that
> violate this?
> thanks,
> greg k-h

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