1. 07 Jan, 2009 14 commits
  2. 06 Aug, 2008 1 commit
  3. 07 Feb, 2008 1 commit
    • Jean Delvare's avatar
      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
      unintrusive.
      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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