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    SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] Location for thermal drivers
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    On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 16:53 -0500, Phil Pokorny wrote:
    > On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Guenter Roeck
    > <guenter.roeck@ericsson.com> 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.

    Guenter




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