Sun Oct 31 04:37:47 CET 2010
changes on the way, in particular efi support. A kernel based fan
control would be great as well. Until we get one, i keep macfancld alive
and will update it to use /sys/class/hwmon/, if that is the better way
to do it.=20
Before i start to work on that, please confirm that i got this right:
In /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon<0..n>/device, locate fan<1..2>_* for
controlling the fan(s).
In /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon<0..n>/device, locate temp<1..n>_* for
enumerating and reading the temp sensors.
Finally, i would like to comment on the issue of fan controls for
MacBooks in general: This issues is not valid only under Linux. In fact,
most Unibody (Aluminum) MacBook users i know, have downloaded some form
of fan control for OSX to keep their laptops reasonable cold. Perhaps
this stems from that Aluminum leads heat much better so the user
"experience" that his laptop is hotter than a comparable plastic dito.
Never the less, the need is there, and users do want a better fan
control. So to make this right, we should probably have a similar fan
control mechanism in the kernel as we have in macfanctld. However,
different versions of MacBooks turn out to behave very differently, so
there is probably a need for some kind of configuration per model and/or
user configurable settings.
If there is anything more i can do to help, just let me know.
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