Tue Sep 21 15:40:28 CEST 2010
> > So at least in this case it would make sense for me to remove
> > the dependency completely. Actually, we won't even change functionality,
> > since tjmax is only set to a higher value for specific bridge IDs.
> Higher or lower doesn't make a difference. As long as the coretemp
> driver doesn't properly report the temperature values as being
> relative, users don't expect the value to change depending on the
> kernel version or configuration options. We have had dozens of user
> reports because of this.
You are right, functionality would change if someone runs a kernel with PCI undefined
on the specific systems which do use the PCI bridge ID to determine Tjmax. So
if there are no other options, maybe the big fat warning in that case would make sense.
I would definitely prefer that over disabling coretemp entirely just because it _might_
possibly report a wrong Tjmax (which it doees anyway for many CPUs).
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