[lm-sensors] [PATCH] hwmon: Add power meters to Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface

Jean Delvare khali at linux-fr.org
Thu Aug 30 11:57:43 CEST 2007

Hi Darrick,

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:50:03 -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 11:10:52AM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > I'm not sure if we want these "historical" files. We don't have them for
> > the other input types, and I believe that it's not the driver's job to
> > compute and export these values. If anyone cares about the history of
> In the case of ibmpex, it is the _hardware_ that computes the historical
> data; the driver merely exports what it sees.

OK, that's a bit different then, but I'm still not sure that there is
much value in exporting these values in sysfs, in particular if there
is no way to reset them.

I am also not happy with the names you proposed: power1_max_input and
power1_min_input are somewhat confusing IMHO, I'd suggest
power1_input_highest and power1_input_lowest to make them clearly
different from the min and max limits we have for other sensor types.
If we have them at all, of course.

Jean Delvare

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