[lm-sensors] [PATCH 3/4] drivers/hwmon/lm80.c: added error handling

Frans Meulenbroeks fransmeulenbroeks at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 15:52:41 CET 2012


2012/1/5 Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org>

> Hi Frans,
>
> On Mon,  2 Jan 2012 12:03:22 +0100, Frans Meulenbroeks wrote:
> > added error handling so if lm80_update_device fails
> > an error is returned when reading the value through sysfs
> > This is closely modeled after the way this is handled in ltc4261
> > (...)
>
> Are you really still using  LM80 chips? These are pretty old and I did
> not expect anyone to be still using them. And certainly not for new
> designs... The device (at least the incarnations that existed in
> 1998-2000) was not reputed for its reliability...
>
> Yes, we still have them and I need to support them (just like LM75).
(acutally we're using LM96080). They are not on my board, but we have
external fan units that contain these chips, and my board needs to support
these fan units.

Frans.
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