[lm-sensors] patch hwmon-w83627ehf-documentation.patch added to gregkh-2.6 tree

gregkh at suse.de gregkh at suse.de
Thu Aug 3 23:37:52 CEST 2006

This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled

     Subject: hwmon: Documentation update for w83627ehf

to my gregkh-2.6 tree.  Its filename is


This tree can be found at 

>From khali at linux-fr.org Wed Jul  5 09:15:35 2006
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 18:15:31 +0200
From: Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org>
To: Greg KH <greg at kroah.com>
Cc: LM Sensors <lm-sensors at lm-sensors.org>, Rudolf Marek <r.marek at sh.cvut.cz>
Subject: hwmon: Documentation update for w83627ehf
Message-Id: <20060705181531.bdcc8624.khali at linux-fr.org>
Content-Disposition: inline; filename=hwmon-w83627ehf-documentation.patch

From: Rudolf Marek <r.marek at sh.cvut.cz>

Add documentation for the w83627ehf hardware monitoring driver.

Signed-off-by: Rudolf Marek <r.marek at sh.cvut.cz>
Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at suse.de>

 Documentation/hwmon/w83627ehf |   85 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 85 insertions(+)

--- /dev/null
+++ gregkh-2.6/Documentation/hwmon/w83627ehf
@@ -0,0 +1,85 @@
+Kernel driver w83627ehf
+Supported chips:
+  * Winbond W83627EHF/EHG (ISA access ONLY)
+    Prefix: 'w83627ehf'
+    Addresses scanned: ISA address retrieved from Super I/O registers
+    Datasheet: http://www.winbond-usa.com/products/winbond_products/pdfs/PCIC/W83627EHF_%20W83627EHGb.pdf
+        Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org>
+        Yuan Mu <Ymu at Winbond.com.tw>
+        Rudolf Marek <r.marek at sh.cvut.cz>
+This driver implements support for the Winbond W83627EHF and W83627EHG
+super I/O chips. We will refer to them collectively as Winbond chips.
+The chips implement three temperature sensors, five fan rotation
+speed sensors, ten analog voltage sensors, alarms with beep warnings (control
+unimplemented), and some automatic fan regulation strategies (plus manual
+fan control mode).
+Temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius and measurement resolution is 1
+degC for temp1 and 0.5 degC for temp2 and temp3. An alarm is triggered when
+the temperature gets higher than high limit; it stays on until the temperature
+falls below the Hysteresis value.
+Fan rotation speeds are reported in RPM (rotations per minute). An alarm is
+triggered if the rotation speed has dropped below a programmable limit. Fan
+readings can be divided by a programmable divider (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or
+128) to give the readings more range or accuracy. The driver sets the most
+suitable fan divisor itself. Some fans might not be present because they
+share pins with other functions.
+Voltage sensors (also known as IN sensors) report their values in millivolts.
+An alarm is triggered if the voltage has crossed a programmable minimum
+or maximum limit.
+The driver supports automatic fan control mode known as Thermal Cruise.
+In this mode, the chip attempts to keep the measured temperature in a
+predefined temperature range. If the temperature goes out of range, fan
+is driven slower/faster to reach the predefined range again.
+The mode works for fan1-fan4. Mapping of temperatures to pwm outputs is as
+temp1 -> pwm1
+temp2 -> pwm2
+temp3 -> pwm3
+prog  -> pwm4 (the programmable setting is not supported by the driver)
+/sys files
+pwm[1-4] - this file stores PWM duty cycle or DC value (fan speed) in range:
+	   0 (stop) to 255 (full)
+pwm[1-4]_enable - this file controls mode of fan/temperature control:
+	* 1 Manual Mode, write to pwm file any value 0-255 (full speed)
+	* 2 Thermal Cruise
+Thermal Cruise mode
+If the temperature is in the range defined by:
+pwm[1-4]_target    - set target temperature, unit millidegree Celcius
+		     (range 0 - 127000)
+pwm[1-4]_tolerance - tolerance, unit millidegree Celcius (range 0 - 15000)
+there are no changes to fan speed. Once the temperature leaves the interval,
+fan speed increases (temp is higher) or decreases if lower than desired.
+There are defined steps and times, but not exported by the driver yet.
+pwm[1-4]_min_output - minimum fan speed (range 1 - 255), when the temperature
+                      is below defined range.
+pwm[1-4]_stop_time  - how many milliseconds [ms] must elapse to switch
+                      corresponding fan off. (when the temperature was below
+                      defined range).
+Note: last two functions are influenced by other control bits, not yet exported
+      by the driver, so a change might not have any effect.

Patches currently in gregkh-2.6 which might be from khali at linux-fr.org are


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