[lm-sensors] [PATCH 1/2] hwmon: Enhance the sysfs API for power meters.

Darrick J. Wong djwong at us.ibm.com
Wed Aug 19 01:48:04 CEST 2009


Augment the documentation of the hwmon sysfs API to accomodate ACPI power
meters.

Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <djwong at us.ibm.com>
---
 Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface |   60 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 files changed, 59 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)


diff --git a/Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface b/Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface
index dcbd502..8b5a654 100644
--- a/Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface
+++ b/Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface
@@ -353,10 +353,20 @@ power[1-*]_average		Average power use
 				Unit: microWatt
 				RO
 
-power[1-*]_average_interval	Power use averaging interval
+power[1-*]_average_interval	Power use averaging interval.  A poll
+				notification is sent to this file if the
+				hardware changes the averaging interval.
 				Unit: milliseconds
 				RW
 
+power[1-*]_average_interval_max	Maximum power use averaging interval
+				Unit: milliseconds
+				RO
+
+power[1-*]_average_interval_min	Minimum power use averaging interval
+				Unit: milliseconds
+				RO
+
 power[1-*]_average_highest	Historical average maximum power use
 				Unit: microWatt
 				RO
@@ -365,6 +375,18 @@ power[1-*]_average_lowest	Historical average minimum power use
 				Unit: microWatt
 				RO
 
+power[1-*]_average_max		A poll notification is sent to
+				power[1-*]_average when power use
+				rises above this value.
+				Unit: microWatt
+				RW
+
+power[1-*]_average_min		A poll notification is sent to
+				power[1-*]_average when power use
+				sinks below this value.
+				Unit: microWatt
+				RW
+
 power[1-*]_input		Instantaneous power use
 				Unit: microWatt
 				RO
@@ -381,6 +403,42 @@ power[1-*]_reset_history	Reset input_highest, input_lowest,
 				average_highest and average_lowest.
 				WO
 
+power[1-*]_accuracy		Accuracy of the power meter.
+				Unit: Percent
+				RO
+
+power[1-*]_alarm		1 if the system is drawing more power than the
+				cap allows; 0 otherwise.  A poll notification is
+				sent to this file if the power use exceeds the
+				cap.  The action that is taken when this event
+				happens is undefined--it is possible that the
+				hardware will reduce performance to cut the
+				power use, but it is also possible that the
+				system designer expects the OS to try to
+				reduce power consumption.  Contact your
+				machine's vendor to find out which.
+				RO
+
+power[1-*]_cap			If power use rises above this limit, the
+				system should take action to reduce power use.
+				A poll notification is sent to this file if the
+				cap is changed by the hardware.
+				Unit: microWatt
+				RW
+
+power[1-*]_cap_hyst		Margin of hysteresis built around capping and
+				notification.
+				Unit: microWatt
+				RW
+
+power[1-*]_cap_max		Maximum cap that can be set.
+				Unit: microWatt
+				RO
+
+power[1-*]_cap_min		Minimum cap that can be set.
+				Unit: microWatt
+				RO
+
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