[lm-sensors] Call for 2.9.2

Mark M. Hoffman mhoffman at lightlink.com
Tue Sep 6 05:27:39 CEST 2005


I wrote:
> > I know you don't want a lot of temporary code shoved in there, and for
> > that  matter neither do I.  So here is a minimal patch.  It simply
> > disables eeprom display for all 2.6.x kernels.  We can rip out the
> > guts of the eeprom code for the next release - my libsysfs patchset in
> > progress already does some of that anyway.
> > 
> > This should be easier to document and may also generate fewer bug
> > reports.

* Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> [2005-09-05 22:51:42 +0200]:
> Agreed. There are minor problems though.
> 1* Your minimal hack leaves dead code in libsensors. It's probably not
> much of a problem, as long as we don't forget to remove it right after
> the release.

Sure, I didn't think you wanted to perform major surgery just prior to
the release.

> 2* Eeproms are not the only affected chips. "sensors" displays empty
> entries for all i2c chips that have a driver. This includes the adv7176
> and saa7110 video devices for me. They too will disappear when one loads
> any hwmon driver. It should cause less surprise than for eeprom, because
> no useful information is displayed, but it might still confuse the
> users. I have no immediate solution though.

Ooh, I didn't realize that: yeah, it's awkward.  I suppose my suggested
patch could be expanded into a blacklist - diminishing returns though.

> Feel free to commit your patch BTW, it looks good.



Mark M. Hoffman
mhoffman at lightlink.com

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