[lm-sensors] superio lock coordinator

David Hubbard david.c.hubbard at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 19:02:43 CEST 2008

Hi Jean,

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> wrote:
>> I think a fn-ptr would be fine. The function could take as an arg
>> enter/exit/query (0, 1, 2) and a pointer to a byte array with offset,
>> value, offset, value pairs. So I see the function having 3 args:
>> void (* fn-ptr)(int which, char * sequence, int sequence_max_length);
> I'm lost. I thought that we had just agreed that the exit sequence
> would be universal? Also, what is the "query" sequence supposed to be?
> Then I don't get the prototype of the function. Who would be calling
> it? And who would provide the parameters? The enter sequence is a set
> of number being written to a port. It is a per-chip thing (or
> per-family) thing. So there are 2 possibilities:
> * For each known chip or family, you store the enter sequence in an
>  array, and the superio driver iterates over it. This is the approach
>  taken in both isadump and sensors-detect.
> OR
> * For each known chip or family, you store a function, which the
>  superio driver calls. The prototype of such a function would be
>  something like:
>  void (*enter)(int index_port, int data_port);
>  This is more flexible, but at this point I have no reason to
>  believe that this is needed.
> Hmmm, I thought I had said I would let someone else work on this...

Sorry, I'm just being slow. I don't know what the "query" sequence is
supposed to be either, but just merged it straight from Jim's email.

I agree, just an enter sequence in an array which the superio driver
iterates over - that is all we need.


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