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SubjectRe: temperature standard - global config option?

On 06.08 Michael H. Warfield wrote:
> Actually, the REAL point I was TRYING to make (and doing a really
> shabby job of it) is that some of this needs a little dose of reality.
> We don't have sensors that are accurate to 1/10 of a K and certainly not
> to 1/100 of a K. Knowing the CPU temperature "precise" to .01 K when
> the accuracy of the best sensor we are likely to see is no better than
> +- 1 K is just about as relevant as negative absolute temperatures.

Lets see, somebody can develop lab equipment (dont think on PTRs or
thermistors in common world) that givee 10e-3 precission, and you are just
making linux not suitable to control that hardware. Think open.
What is the real difference between managing temperatures with a short
or a long ?. Is it really needed to fit it in a short ??!!!
I would use an unsigned long with fixed point and all done.

J.A. Magallon # Let the source be with you...
Linux Mandrake release 8.1 (Cooker) for i586
Linux werewolf 2.4.5-ac9 #1 SMP Wed Jun 6 09:57:46 CEST 2001 i686
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