[lm-sensors] [PATCH 1/4] libsensors4: Support more bus types, part 1

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at hmh.eng.br
Mon Aug 20 19:49:52 CEST 2007

On Mon, 20 Aug 2007, Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 09:46:56 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > I was not really thinking about exporting labels, but rather to export
> > something that can be a match key in the libsensors config file.
> Except that libsensors4 is totally chip-agnostic by design, and I'd
> like it to stay that way. We already have two mechanisms to label the
> inputs (label files in sysfs and sensors.conf), I'd rather not add a
> 3rd one.

Well, as long as we can have different configurations for libsensors on
different thinkpad models, I don't really care :-)

> > > ISA port numbers and PCI IDs are unrelated. It's more PCI device number
> > 
> > I know.  I was trying to convey the idea that what comes after the "name"
> > for BUS_HOST could be DMI data, instead of ISA port numbers (used in ISA
> > stuff) or PCI IDs (used in PCI stuff), or I2C IDs (used in I2C/smbus)...
> And I was trying to explain why using the "address" field of
> libsensors' chip name wasn't a good idea, because this field is there
> to differentiate between similar chips on a given machine, and not to
> identify a unique chip configuration. Using one field for different
> purposes could quickly lead to confusion IMHO.

I see.

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  Henrique Holschuh

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