[lm-sensors] [PATCH v2] hwmon: add generic GPIO fan driver

Simon Guinot simon at sequanux.org
Fri Oct 22 00:35:55 CEST 2010


On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 03:16:13PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> 
> On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 17:59 -0400, Simon Guinot wrote:
> > Hi Guenter,
> > 
> > On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 07:43:46AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > The combination of DIV_ROUND_UP() and DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST() causes inconsistency.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Assume num_speed = 8, pwm is set to 128.
> > > > > 
> > > > > set: 128 * (8 - 1) / 255 = 3.513 ==> 4
> > > > > get: 4 * 255 / (8 - 1) = 145.7 ==> 146
> > > > > set: 146 * (8 - 1) / 255 = 4.007 ==> 5
> > > > > get: 5 * 255 / (8 - 1) = 182.142 ==> 182
> > > > > set: 182 * (8 - 1) / 255 = 4.996 ==> 5
> > > > > 
> > > > > Unless there is a really good reason to use DIV_ROUND_UP(), you might
> > > > > want to use DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST() instead.
> > > > 
> > > > This choice is coherent with the rpm interface one and the reason is the
> > > > same: start the fan even with a low value. In your example, 36 is first
> > > > speed threshold.
> > > > 
> > > Yes, but here it causes an inconsistency between setting and reporting.
> > > I don't expect the speed to change if I set the same value that was read.
> > > Exactly this happens if one writes 146 in my example. That is much worse
> > > than a potential startup problem, or the observation that pwm values below X 
> > > don't start the fan.
> > 
> > Mmm. Convert a speed index into a low round pwm value (and not use
> > DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST() at all) fix the inconsistency too. If you agree,
> > I would prefer this option.
> 
> Ok if it works. I am mostly concerned about inconsistencies. 
> 
> Not sure I understand what you mean with "low round pwm value", though.

I mean not using DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST() in the show_pwm() function:

u8 pwm = fan_data->speed_index * 255 / (fan_data->num_speed - 1);

I will send an updated version of the patch. This should address your
last comments.

Thanks,

Simon
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