[lm-sensors] kernel/hwmon todo

Mark M. Hoffman mhoffman at lightlink.com
Mon Apr 16 03:19:59 CEST 2007

Hi Hans:

* Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl> [2007-04-15 21:46:07 +0200]:
> Hi Mark, All
> First of all, Mark great to hear you're stepping in to become the Maintainer 
> and many thanks for this.
> Mark M. Hoffman wrote:
> > Hi everyone:
> > 
> > Here's a list of kernel patches which are not in Jean's queue[1] and which need
> > review.  I've only searched the mailing list archives back through March.  I'm
> > sure I've missed some, or if there are updated patches available for any of
> > these, please let me know.
> > 
> I think you've missed the admXXXX driver backported from 2.4 which was posted a
> while ago.

Err, I still can't find it.  Can you post a link please?

> > PATCH: hwmon-abituguru3-new-driver.patch: Add support for newer uGuru's
> > http://lists.lm-sensors.org/pipermail/lm-sensors/2007-April/019433.html
> > primary reviewer: Juerg Haefliger
> > 
> The biggest problem with this patch currently is the discussion about the 
> included chip model/revision/stepping table, which is (somewhat) needed because 
> with the uguru being a software solution every motherboard essentially has its 
> own version of the chip.
> Jean didn't like this much because he believes this kinda info belongs in 
> userspace. I've given a long reply to a mail of Jean where I explain why I 
> decided to put the table in kernelspace and that I still believe this to be the 
> right decision. Unfortunately that mail has gotten 0 replies.

Yes, I remember skimming those discussions.  I will reread that more closely
and reply in the appropriate thread... soonish.  Please be patient.  I can tell
you now that I am inclined to allow such a patch to spend some time in -mm to
either 1) work out the kinks of that approach, or else 2) demonstrate that
userspace would be better.


Mark M. Hoffman
mhoffman at lightlink.com

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