[lm-sensors] abituguru3: no Abit uGuru3 found

Jean Delvare khali at linux-fr.org
Thu Jan 8 20:45:13 CET 2009


On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:21:35 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Alistair John Strachan wrote:
> > I think the consensus we came to at the time was to switch to strncmp'ing a 
> > subset of the DMI string, but in this case we'll need strncasecmp. This isn't 
> > too terrible as false positives are pretty unlikely (we already check the 
> > board manufacturer too, which does seem to be unchanging). Hans?
> 
> That was my idea too, just make the dmi string stored in the driver: "IP35 Pro" 
> and do a strncasecmp for the length of the string in the driver, with the one 
> from the BIOS, if it is a match assume we have found an abituguru3 equipped 
> motherboard.

That's not enough, because some board names match the beginning of
other supported board names (for example AW8 and AW8D.) So the algorithm
must really compare both strings on a
strip-everything-after-parenthesis-and-every-trailing-white-space basis.
That's a little more code, but still not rocket science, and that's the
only safe way.

(Actually, no, there's a second way: put the abituguru3_motherboards[]
entries in a clever order. But that could break easily, so I wouldn't
recommend it.)

-- 
Jean Delvare




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