`> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Kipp Cannon wrote:>> > If the kernel tells me the temperature is 1 (one) what should that mean?> > If it's spitting out 0.1*<temperature in K> as people are claiming the> > ACPI stuff does then 1 means 10 kelvin or 1 dekakelvin, not a> >                                             ^^^^> > decikelvin as other people are saying they would prefer to see used.  Or> > are people being braindamaged and by "0.1*K" they mean that ACPI spitsout> > 10*<temperature in K>?  Which would then mean that everyone does agree> > afterall that the unit should be a decikelvin although they don't> > necessarily know what multiplication means :-).>> I do believe that by 0.1*K everyone means a basic unit of 0.1 K, i.e. with> an int of 1 meaning 0.1 Kelvin, analogically 0.01*K meaning an int of 1> means 0.01 Kelvin - hence the proper names of deci and centi-Kelvins.>> Perosnally I believe we should take normal (32 bit) ints (perhaps more on> 64bit architectures?) and encode using 0.001*K (i.e. miliKelvins),One question here which has been bugging me all through this thread, isthere any hardware that actually measures to that precision and accuracy ??certanally 0.1K intervals, but 0.01 ?, and at 0.001K intervals ? is thisgoing ott ? and what use would people have with measureing system temp to0.01K precision ? --i would assume that the accuracy of the temp sensors isless than that...well, there are my two cents ...> I do believe space is not an issue here and this leaves us the most> precision and logical system - Farenhait is screwed, and> Celsius/Centigrade are not to good since don't begin at absolute zero.>Farenhait is irritating, yes, and the brits that suggested it are becoming adying bread, although still large in number, things more so use Celsiusnowerdays.btw, the kelvin scale is a centigrade scale, like wise, so is the celsiusscale ...Thanks,,Dave> Anyway just my two cents.>> Maciej.>-To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" inthe body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.orgMore majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.htmlPlease read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/`