Fujitsu Siemens sensor HERMES

Reinhard Nissl rnissl at
Mon Jan 26 21:30:27 CET 2004


Jean Delvare wrote:

>>Is there a guide for writing chip documentation, as I don't know what
>>to do with "Chip Features" in doc/chips/fscher?
> No chip-specific documentation has been commited to Linux so far,
> although I planned to do so too. Basically I think that "Chip Features"
> should become "Sysfs Interface" and be a simple list of all files with
> permissions (R-, -W or RW) and comments if they are needed.

So I'll make the necessary changes soon.

> Here are the steps that need to be taken now:
> 1* Fix libsensors so that it handles fscher correctly.
> 2* Update the 2.4 version of the driver so that it handles voltages the
>    same way the 2.6 driver does.
> 3* Apply your patch to
> 4* Review your 2.6 driver and send it to Greg KH for inclusion into
>    Linux 2.6.3.
> 5* Fix sensors so that it shows errors for FSC chips.
> You must understand that step 3 doesn't make sense unless step 2 is also
> achieved. The 2.4 and 2.6 drivers have to be as compatible as possible
> so that users can switch from one to the other and back.

I think, I can achieve this already later today.

> I will work on 1* (and possibly 5*) right now. Please work on 2*
> meanwhile. Once done I'll do 3*, and you'll test that both the old and
> the new driver work OK.
> Then, and only then, I'll review your 2.6 driver (with changes if you
> have done any) and submit it to Greg.

Please have a look at set_pwm(). What shall I do with an unsupported value? Is 
it ok to return -1?

Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Reinhard Nissl
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