sensors, algorithm and sysfs

Mark Studebaker mds4 at verizon.net
Wed Jan 21 03:41:19 CET 2004


agreed

Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I plan to modify sensors so that it doesn't display the algorithm by
> default.
> 
> Back in time, I once proposed that adapter and algorithm shouldn't be
> displayed by default. It was objected that they were very useful for
> debugging purposes (i.e. analyze user reports). I had to agree and
> although I added an option to hide adapter and algorithm, it wasn't the
> default.
> 
> With sysfs, things have changed a bit, because sysfs usually doesn't
> provide the algorithm. I think that most users get confused by the
> message shown, although we know it isn't an error. This is the reason
> why I would like not to display it by default.
> 
> This time, I don't think that it raises any problem related to the
> ability to debug/support, because we can deduce the algorithm from the
> adapter.
> 
> For now we have:
> default : display both adapter and algorithm
> -A      : hide both
> 
> I propose:
> default : display adapter only
> -A      : hide both
> -a      : display both
> 
> Anyone speak up if you have counterarguments.
> 



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