Ticket 1552

J. Bolt james at evilpenguin.com
Mon Feb 2 22:23:45 CET 2004


On Monday 02 February 2004 8:40 pm, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > Ok, I've patched the module again and adapted the script a bit -
> > adding timestamps & debug log retrieval.
>
> You're quite good at Perl, aren't you? :)
>

Wish I could be good at C++ :P

> > I have uploaded the first output with 2 seconds between execution to:
> >       http://james.evilpenguin.com/sensors/
> >
> > I thought 1000 executions would be sufficient unless you think I need
> > to run it longer or for a specified period of time?
>
> No, it's perfect.
>
> Strange that the number of errors varies so much between the three runs,
> with no obvious logic.
>

A result that goes hand in hand with the unpredictable nature of the 
motherboard itself :/

> Here are the stats:
> Immediate success: 85.5%
> Success after 1 retry: 10.4%
> Success after 2 retries: 0.9%
> Success after 3 retries: 0.03%
>
> The high ratio of non-immediate successes clearly shows that the new
> read method is welcome. The fact 3 retries were necessary only once out
> of 3000 reads shows that setting max_retries to 5 isn't a bad choice. I
> think we can leave it this way.
>
> I'm pretty happy with the results and think of sending the patch to Greg
> KH for inclusion into Linux 2.6, if it's OK for you too. I also plan to
> backport the changes to our CVS (Linux 2.4 compatible) driver.
>

Excellent.

> Thanks a lot for the great testing of my code. You'll got credits.

No problem, relieved some boredom. I'm sure many other A7N8X users out there 
will be pleased to see it supported, regardless of how accurate/useful it 
actually is. 

Thanks for the patches.

James Bolt

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