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SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] [PATCH 00/12] i8k patch series
On 12/14/2013 11:03 AM, Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 19:45:19 +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Saturday 14 December 2013, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>> Clean up and simplify the driver, add support for additional temperature
>>> sensors, fix a problem seen with multi-core CPU, and add support
>>> for additional systems.
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Guenter Roeck (14):
>>> i8k: Convert to use pr_ functions instead of printk
>>> i8k: Fix various checkpatch warnings and errors
>>> i8k: Convert to use to hwmon_device_register_with_groups hwmon API
>>> i8k: Support additional temperature sensors
>>> MAINTAINERS: Add myself as i8k maintainer
>>> i8k: Remove obsolete link to out-of-tree driver
>>> i8k: Drop driver version number and info message at startup
>>> i8k: Force SMM to run on CPU 0
>>> i8k: Add copyright
>>> i8k: Add support for Dell Studio laptops
>>> i8k: Add support for Dell XPS M140
>>> i8k: Use driver_data field of dmi_system_id to override fan multiplier
>>> i8k: Stop reading SMM BIOS version during driver probe
>>> i8k: Implement hwmon based fan speed control
>>> MAINTAINERS | 2 +-
>>> drivers/char/i8k.c | 358 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------
>>> 2 files changed, 201 insertions(+), 159 deletions(-)
>> All changes in this patch set look good to me.
>> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
>> I wonder if it makes sense to move the driver to drivers/platform/x86/, which
>> has a bunch of similar ones already.
> That would be a good idea IMHO.

I agree; drivers/char doesn't seem to be a good location. Guess it is mostly historic
that it is there in the first place. Maybe it can even use the API provided by the
dell-laptop driver if I can ever figure out how that works.

Copying the platform-x86 mailing list and Matthew for additional input.


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