[lm-sensors] add AMDSI PECI sensortype support to generic_temp_print

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Sat Jul 7 17:45:36 CEST 2007

Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jul 2007 13:23:04 +0200 (CEST), lm-sensors-notify at lm-sensors.org wrote:
>>       Author: jwrdegoede
>>         Date: Thu Jul  5 13:22:57 2007
>> New Revision: 4552
>>    Changeset: http://lm-sensors.org/changeset/4552
>> Modified:
>>    lm-sensors/branches/lm-sensors-3.0.0/prog/sensors/chips_generic.c
>> Log:
>> add AMDSI PECI sensortype support to generic_temp_print()
> Good catch, but this does not yet cover all the values listed in
> Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface:
> temp[1-*]_type	Sensor type selection.
> 		Integers 1 to 6 or thermistor Beta value (typically 3435)
> 		RW
> 		1: PII/Celeron Diode
> 		2: 3904 transistor
> 		3: thermal diode
> 		4: thermistor (default/unknown Beta)
> 		5: AMD AMDSI
> 		6: Intel PECI
> 		Not all types are supported by all chips
> Notice the "or thermistor Beta value". The w83627hf and w83781d drivers
> actually export 3435 and not just 4 for thermistors, so the new
> "sensors", in its current state, won't work for them. We could make it
> default to "thermistor" for unknown or arbitrarily large values. But
> OTOH, this feature (exporting the beta value) doesn't seem terribly
> useful. In the two drivers which export the beta value... this value is
> hard-coded in the driver, and not used anywhere, so what's the point?
> Thus I think that this is also the right time to get rid of this old
> convention, and start using always value 4 for thermistors. The upgrade
> plan would be:
> * Update Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface to no longer mention
> beta values, and change the w83781d and w83627hf drivers to export
> a thermal sensor value of 4 instead of 3435 for thermistors. We may
> want to still accept when 3435 is written to the tempN_type files for
> backwards compatibility for now, and drop support for it only later.
> Proposed patch attached.
> * Update sensors (v3) to still expect a thermal type value of 3435, and
> treat it as value 4. We want it to work OK with the drivers from
> previous 2.6 kernels.
> * Update sensors.conf.eg to mention this change.
> The good news is that the old "sensors" already defaults to
> "thermistor" for unknown values for w83781d and w83627hf, so it won't
> be affected by the change. Hopefully, other applications using
> libsensors either do the same, or use generic code to display the
> thermal types, of don't report thermal types at all.
> Objection anyone?

Your proposal sounds good, and the patches look good. I didn't see a patch for 
sensors3 to recognise the old 3435 value though, whichbring us to the queston 
what will be the minimum kernel version we want to support with 3.0.0.



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