[lm-sensors] Proposal: remove watchdog support from fscher and fscpos drivers

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Sun Jul 22 20:03:36 CEST 2007

Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi Hans,
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:32:10 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> As you all know I've been working lately on moving the fscher driver to 
>> individual alarm files and on merging the fscpos driver into the fscher driver.
>> While typing a reply to Jean's review of the fscpos support for the fscher 
>> driver, I came to the conclusion that it might be best to remove the watchdog 
>> supporting sysfs attr from these 2 drivers, These sysfs attr are nothing more 
>> then a raw export of the watchdog registers. If people want raw access they can 
>> and should use i2c-dev. Thus I think it would best to just remove the watchdog 
>> sysfs attr, reducing the driver size and complexity.
> (Repeating what I wrote in another thread, as this new thread is a
> better place:)

Yes, I saw your reply there too, but this whole discussion has got kinda 
obsoleted by the fscscy driver also getting into the picture.

> I agree that the current watchdog implementation is poor, but you can't
> rip it away right now without offering a replacement. Either deprecate
> it and plan it for removal at a later point in time, or replace it with
> a proper implementation (or both.)

I understand that compatibility is important. Since with some bad sysfs api 
decisions were made in the whole fscxxx series, my plan is now to do a new 
driver called fscxxx without any of the baggage, and once that is reviewed an 
in the kernel mark the entire fscher and fscpos driver as obsolete.



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