[lm-sensors] [RFC PATCH 09/10] lis3: Scale output values to mg
daniel at caiaq.de
Tue Nov 10 13:47:44 CET 2009
sorry for the late catch-up on this.
On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 02:25:18PM +0100, Éric Piel wrote:
> >> Yes. That is one thing which need to agreed here. One possibility is to
> >> implement this as a configurable feature for example using platform data.
> >> In that kind of solution default value must be the old way.
> > Yes please :)
> Actually we had already briefly discussed this with Samu. And I had
> given my green light because:
> * I don't know any userspace program which would be affected by this
> change (they only rely on the relative difference). Arguably, I know
> only few programs.
Hmm. Maybe I don't understand the change then. I thought the patch will
alter the _scale_ of the values to something more standard? If that's
the case, also applications that take relative changes will be affected,
> * Eventually, we should converge to a userspace API compatible with any
> accelerometer device and exposed by all the accelerometer drivers. So
> for now I consider the userspace interface of the lis3 driver quite
> "soft", and any move toward this goal good.
> * Having platform data to select between old unit/new unit will add
> complexity to the driver, which should be avoided whenever possible.
True, and I'm not against dropping legacy. However, if it affects every
user space application, we cannot simply change it. I happen to be
copied in this thread, so I can react on it, but all other users are
Anyway, mabye I just didn't fully understand the impact :)
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