two questions about w83792d.c for linux-2.4

Huang0 at Winbond.com.tw Huang0 at Winbond.com.tw
Thu Feb 24 08:37:43 CET 2005


Hi Jean


> Technically, you do not *need* to do it. I think we have several
drivers
> exporting more decimal places than "sensors" displays, because
> additional places sometimes add little value and makes the output of
> "sensors" a little harder to read.
> 
> Now, in the case of the w83792d driver, it is definitely a good idea
to
> display 3 decimal places for VCoreA and VCoreB, because these are low
> value, high resolution inputs. For the other voltages it is less
> important but probably still a good idea, except for in7 and in8
because
> they don't have the extra accuracy bits. Same for limits, they don't
> have the extra accuracy bits so I would not display 3 decimal places,
> only 2. That being said you are relatiely free in your choices here
and
> if you really want to display 3 decimal places for all voltage values,
> it's fine with me.
> 
> What *is* important however is that you use the same magnitude in
> lib/chips.c than the driver uses (here 3 for the voltage inputs). If
you
> don't, sensors won't show the correct values.

OK, I see, then I will keep displaying 2 decimal places for all in0-8,
You are free to modify it when necessary, after I commit the 792 driver.
:-)

Best Regards
Chunhao


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