Re: [RFC PATCH] Add lm78 sensor chip support (2.5.70)

From: Greg KH (
Date: Mon Jun 16 2003 - 13:42:13 EST

On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 06:33:34PM -0400, Mark M. Hoffman wrote:
> This patch vs. 2.5.70 adds support for LM78, LM78-J, and LM79 sensors
> chips based on lm_sensors project CVS. This works on one of my boards.
> I want to draw attention to something I did with this driver by
> comparing it to it87.c in 2.5.70:
> > #define IT87_INIT_TEMP_HIGH_1 600
> > #define IT87_INIT_TEMP_LOW_1 200
> The hardware uses degrees C, and sysfs uses degrees C * 1000. But
> these #defines are apparently in units of degrees C * 10. This
> arbitrary intermediate representation bugs me. And given the new 2.5
> sysfs standard, it's unnecessary.
> In this patch for lm78, I rewrote the conversion routines in terms
> of the sysfs units - getting rid of the intermediate nonsense. If
> there are no objections, I'm going to start passing patches to do
> this to the other sensor chip drivers in 2.5 as well. It would be
> nice to get some help with this too... especially since I don't
> have all that hardware at hand to test the results.

Applied, thanks.

greg k-h
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