[lm-sensors] PATCH: hwmon-fschmd-fscher-and-newer-no-fixed-scaling.patch
Hans de Goede
j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Wed Oct 31 16:29:44 CET 2007
Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 09:42:38 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> As discussed on the lm-sensors list, using the fixed scaling factors from the
>> fscpos datasheet for the fscher and newer models as wel, was nood a good idea,
>> as the actual scaling factors may be different and can be read from OEM DMI
>> This patch changes the behaviour of the merged FSC familiy fschmd driver to be
>> the same as the old standalone fscher driver for fscher and newer models,
>> leaving the scaling to userspace.
>> This also preserves compatibility of existing sensors.conf files.
>> Signed-of-by: Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl>
>> Jean, can you review this please?
>> Mark, can you send this to Linus for 2.6.24 please, otherwise we will have one
>> official kernel release with different scaling for the voltage inputs of the
>> fschmd compared to the next releases.
>> And yes I tested my patch this time.
> Assuming that you definitely excluded the possibility to retrieve the
> DMI data from the kernel
Definitely is a big word, I've looked at the DMI parser currently in the
kernel, tried to come up with a way to get the info there which would be more
generic then just being an fschmd specific hack and couldn't. Then I slept a
night on it and still couldn't come up with something clean, esp since there
are many type 185 entries in the DMI table of FSC machines, of which we need
> and you have additional information about the
> Heimdall and Heracles also using DMI data for the scaling
That indeed has been ackknowledge by my Siemens contact.
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