[lm-sensors] SUCCESS! Re: MSI K9N4 SLI-F sensors-detect says use w83627ehf but it won't load

David Hubbard david.c.hubbard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 18:39:04 CET 2007

Hi Curt,

On 3/21/07, Curt Blank <curt at curtronics.com> wrote:
> Hi Jan,
> Thanks for the information. I wasn't sure about the semaphores and I
> noticed they were no longer used in the 2.6.21 code at all so I thought
> just to be safe I'd switch them to mutexes. I wanted to match the code as
> close as possible to minimize any problems with doing the port and I'm not
> concerned about size.
> As for the Device ID, I saw the masking, but I could not get it to work
> with just the 0xa020. I kept getting this:
> Mar 21 00:39:14 bnfsrvr kernel: w83627ehf: unsupported chip ID: 0xffff
> Mar 21 00:39:14 bnfsrvr kernel: w83627ehf: unsupported chip ID: 0xa023
> Then when I added the 0xa023 definition and changed the mask to 0xFFF3 it
> worked.
> Ah-ha-ha. I think I see the error in my ways. All I needed to do was
> change the mask to 0xFFE0. I'll give that a try. Always like to do things
> the same. It was late, I was getting tired and starting to wonder if I'd
> ever get it to work. Being refreshed and with your help it was now easy to
> spot this.
> And, when you get the schematic for this MB, I would greatly appreciate it
> if you could tell me what input is what voltage. I will do it myself if
> it's possible for me to get a copy of the schematic. I'd also lik to see
> if the Northbridge fan is connected to the w83627dhg. Then I'd know for
> sure if I should be seeing its RPM.
> -Curt

You'll want to put your replies at the bottom of the email. If you
were getting unknown device ID, we should probably add another device
ID to the driver (0xa020 ?). I'll take a look at it when I get home


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