We will port w83792d.c to linux-2.6

Huang0 at Winbond.com.tw Huang0 at Winbond.com.tw
Fri Feb 4 08:42:51 CET 2005

Hi Jean, MDS

I have one more question:
Now, I have both linux-2.6.10 and linux-2.6.11-rc3 installed in my PC,
I'm going to use the first one as my porting platform.

Provided that I have successfully ported w83792d.c from linux-2.4 to 2.6,
How should I add it into the linux kernel tree linux-2.6.10 for test?
I have tried the following steps:
(1)Add a file w83792d.c into the directory
(2) modify /usr/src/linux-2.6.10/drivers/i2c/chips/Makefile (add 792 part)
(3) modify /usr/src/linux-2.6.10/.config (add 792 part)
(4) make modules(or "make") [note: current dir is /usr/src/linux-2.6.10/ ]
But it failed, it seems that only the above operations are NOT enough, 
Would you please tell me in detail on how to build the porting
environment under linux-2.6?
I'm very sorry that I have few experience about it.

Btw, the Documentation/i2c/writing-clients in linux-2.6.10 and linux-2.6.11-rc3
is NOT for linux-2.6, but for linux-2.4. You need to update it.

Best Regards


> -----Original Message-----
> From: PI14 HUANG0
> Sent: 2005年2月4日 11:06
> To: 'Jean Delvare'; 'Mark Studebaker'
> Cc: LM Sensors; PI10 LHHsu; PI14 DZSHEN; PI13 CFLi
> Subject: RE: We will port w83792d.c to linux-2.6
> Hi Jean, MDS
> > This is good news. That said, we don't really have to wait for you to
> > finish porting to 2.6 before we commit your 2.4 driver to lm_sensors
> > CVS. Both sides are mostly independent. I guess we can commit the 2.4
> > driver as soon as MDS is happy with your code (I admit I don't have
> > much time to review it myself).
> I agree that 792 driver for 2.4 and 2.6 are independent, one of my
> colleagues will help me to test the 792 driver for linux-2.4, when he
> get another ASUS motherboard with 792 chip a few days later.
> I think there should NOT be many bugs in 792 driver for 2.4 after the review
> of MDS and me, and wish to commit it into CVS as soon as possible. But my manager
> suggested that I commit it only after a full test, so that we can avoid some
> naïve
> bugs, I agree with him now, but this will lead to the delay in committing
> the 792 driver.
> > Yes, you should always stick to whatever the latest 2.6 tree is. That way
> > you are certain that your code with comply with the latest evolution of
> > the 2.6 i2c core.
> >
> > When the driver is ready, you will have to send it to Greg KH, in the
> > form of a patch against the latest linux 2.6-mm version. Hopefully,
> > changes won't be too big between the latest standard 2.6 tree and the
> > 2.6-mm version, so you won't have much to change at this point. You may
> > work directly with the latest -mm version if you want, but these are
> > typically less stable that the regular versions, so I wouldn't
> > recommend them as a development environment.
> I agree with you, now I'm compiling the kernel linux-2.6.10, which is stable.
> I have checked that there are few difference in some bus drivers between
> linux-2.6.10 and linux-2.6.11-rc3.
> > I tried to make Documentation/i2c/porting-clients as accurate as
> > possible, but I may have missed recent changes done to the i2c subsystem
> > in 2.6. If you find errors or missing information, please let me know so
> > that I can update the document.
> OK, no problem.:-)
> > Also note that the sysfs interface to hardware monitoring chips in 2.6 is
> > more standardized than the procfs one in 2.4 was, and you really have to
> > stick to that standard. See Documentation/i2c/sysfs-interface for
> > details. If you have questions about this or find an error in this
> > document, let us know as well.
> Yes, after the examination to the sysfs-interface of W83627THF(it is on my
> motherboard), I find it's really different with the interface of linux-2.4
> And we have one question:
> we want to add some other sys-interfaces about Winbond Smart FanI and FanII,
> for example, in the 792 driver of linux-2.4, I added such interfaces:
> fan_cfg,
> pwm_flag,
> pwm[1-3],
> thermal_cruise,
> fan_tolerance,
> sf2_levels_fan[1-3],
> sf2_points_fan[1-3]
> [Note: Please refer to the mail and attached pictures sent by me on 2005-01-24]
> If I also want to add these interfaces into 792 driver for linux-2.6,
> How should I stick to the standard Documentation/i2c/sysfs-interface?
> Because it seems that it has no description about SmartFan.
> Thanks
> Best Regards
> Chunhao
> 2005-02-04

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