[lm-sensors] Intel ICH8/QST Support
maximlevitsky at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 15:10:51 CEST 2010
On Thu, 2010-09-23 at 21:45 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:09:52AM -0400, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 18:49 -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 09:35:19PM -0400, Matthew Manuel wrote:
> > > > Should it be possible to add support for these now that the SDK was released?
> > > >
> > > > http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/Intel_Quiet_System_Technology_Software_Development_Kit/
> > > >
> > > The programmer's reference manual points to http://www.openamt.org for a linux driver.
> > The driver just does a transport of commands from/to the firmware.
> > It pity though it was never merged upstream.
> > The so long waited QST SDK however specifies what to send, and it looks
> > good.
> > The PDF included nice detailed description of QST 2.0, while SDK sources
> > (which are more or less useless other that a good source of
> > documentation, contain headers that declare commands for QST 1.0, so it
> > really all covered. More that that, I see that it even included
> > description on how to manually control the fans if BIOS didn't lock that
> > up, and passthrough mode to talk to sensors (again if bios didn't lock
> > that).
> > Cool stuff it seems.
> > Too bad it took so many years, my desktop is quite old now.
> Usually Intel is pretty good nowadays in pushing code into the kernel.
> They would be the natural entity to do it ...
They tried a bit to push heci driver, it even was in staging for a
while, but then (correct if I am wrong) no more effort was done.
Regardless of that we will need a QST driver on top of heci, and
preferably in the kernel.
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