[lm-sensors] Fintek f71882fg ACPI conflict
khali at linux-fr.org
Thu Jun 28 14:40:35 CEST 2012
On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:15:43 +0100, Michael Zintakis wrote:
> > That's the *good* outcome. The bad outcome involves these register
> > accesses racing in a way that disables fan control or thermal trip
> > points and risks causing hardware damage. It's not safe for two
> > different codepaths to access the same hardware without having any kind
> > of locking, so if your system firmware declares that ACPI is using the
> > temperature device the hardware sensors framework will refuse to.
> All noted, thanks for the explanation - pretty hairy stuff! The tragic
> thing is, I have no way of telling ACPI to *not* use or "implement" its
> own fan, voltage, temperature management and let a more capable piece of
> software (the f71882fg driver in this case) do that job!
This has been my very claim for several years now. My next step is to
find someone involved in the ACPI specification that would be willing
to discuss the problem with me and implement a solution in the next
Don't hold your breath though, it will take years before the problem
actually gets solved for the end user - if that ever happens.
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