[lm-sensors] Could the k8temp driver be interfering with ACPI?

Pavel Machek pavel at ucw.cz
Fri Apr 13 22:07:46 CEST 2007


> > ... The primary issue is the concurrent access
> > to resources, which cause lots of trouble which are hard to investigate.
> > If ACPI reserves the ports, then the SMBus or hardware monitoring
> > drivers (or any other conflicting driver) will cleanly fail to load,
> > which would be a move in the right direction. ...
> > 
> > So, can ACPI actually reserve the ports it accesses?
> Sorry to join this discussion so late.
> ACPI tells us the resources used by devices.  Today, we don't
> reserve

Problem seems to be that ACPI does _not_ tell us which ports it
accesses from AML code.

But we already found a lock we can take; AFAICT we know how to solve
this problem.
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