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SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] Location for thermal drivers
On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 16:53 -0500, Phil Pokorny wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Guenter Roeck
> <> wrote:
> > I think a better location for the driver would be drivers/thermal.
> > drivers/hwmon is not really a good fit, since hwmon support for thermal
> > drivers is optional. Potential problem with drivers/thermal is that
> > there are no thermal drivers in there (yet), and there does not seem to
> > be a maintainer.
> What is the difference between a "thermal" sensor and a "temperature"
> sensor? Aren't they the same thing?
The thermal framework is much more extensive than the hwmon framework.
See Documentation/thermal/sysfs-api.txt for details.

> Why does drivers/thermal exist if there are no drivers in it and no maintainer?
The framework resides there. Drivers supporting it are in various
platform directories.

As for why there are no drivers - only the framework - in
drivers/thermal, and why there is no maintainer - no idea.


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