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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add STMicroelectronics LPS001WP pressure sensor device driver into misc
On 03/14/11 19:46, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 14 March 2011 20:19:20 Jonathan Cameron wrote:
>> The big issue raised last time around is that this is not a conventional human
>> input device. Hence Dmitry isn't going to take it into input. That doesn't
>> just mean that you have to move it's physical location; it also means you have
>> to not use the input interfaces at all.
>
> How about making this a hwmon driver instead?
> There are already a number of temperature sensor drivers in
> driver/hwmon/, I think it would fit in well there.
hwmon are fairly forceful about not taking things that aren't for monitoring
hardware. Even the humidity sensors in there are still controversial.
As it has been suggested I've cc'd Guenter and Jean just in case I'm wrong on
this.
>
> This would mean moving it to the other directory,
> registering it to the common hwmon api (hwmon_device_register)
> and rewriting the user API to blend in with the other
> hwmon drivers.
>
> Arnd
>



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