[lm-sensors] RFC: conversion of ibm-acpi to hwmon sysfs

Zhang Rui rui.zhang at intel.com
Wed Feb 28 10:31:51 CET 2007


On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 17:27 +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Henrique,
> 
> On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 16:20:24 -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > I am working on a conversion of ibm-acpi to sysfs, and in the process I am
> > trying to do away with every non-generic interface I can.  At least two
> > ibm-acpi interfaces map directly to hwmon/lm-sensors style: fan and thermal.
> > I'd like to expose them as hwmon attributes, using the hwmon generic
> > interfaces for fan control and thermal sensor readings.
> 
> This would be really great. I was thinking about doing the same for the
> standard ACPI "fan" and "thermal" modules too, but I happen to be too
> busy for that :( Making these drivers compatible with the hwmon
> interface is one way to solve the ACPI vs. hwmon issues which have been
> reported and discussed lately.
> 
The standard ACPI "fan" and "thermal" modules?
I'm converting these two modules to sysfs. I think "thermal" has too
much ACPI specific information and is not that easy to have a generic
interface.
Could you give some more detailed descriptions please? :)

Thanks,
Rui




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