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    hwmon: Let the user override the detected Super-I/O device ID · 67b671bc
    Jean Delvare authored
    While it is possible to force SMBus-based hardware monitoring chip
    drivers to drive a not officially supported device, we do not have this
    possibility for Super-I/O-based drivers. That's unfortunate because
    sometimes newer chips are fully compatible and just forcing the driver
    to load would work. Instead of that we have to tell the users to
    recompile the kernel driver, which isn't an easy task for everyone.
    So, I propose that we add a module parameter to all Super-I/O based
    hardware monitoring drivers, letting advanced users force the driver
    to load on their machine. The user has to provide the device ID of a
    supposedly compatible device. This requires looking at the source code or
    a datasheet, so I am confident that users can't randomly force a driver
    without knowing what they are doing. Thus this should be relatively safe.
    As you can see from the code, the implementation is pretty simple and
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
    Acked-by: default avatarHans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede@hhs.nl>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarMark M. Hoffman <mhoffman@lightlink.com>
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