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SubjectRe: [patch 2/9] 2.5.6 lm_sensors
On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:

> Em Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 03:07:57AM +0100, Alan Cox escreveu:
> > On Fri, 2002-07-19 at 15:06, Albert Cranford wrote:
> > > Hello Linus,
> > > The i2c & lm_sensors group would like to submit these 9
> > > patches from our stable 2.6.3 package.
> >
> > Does this stuff still destroy thinkpads so badly they have to go back to
> > ibm for a non warranty repair ? Nobody seems willing to provide straight
> > answers, and I think they must be addressed before we merge such code
>
> Is there any other machine that is known to get fubar when using this code?
> Perhaps a THINKPAD_SUPPORT in "Processor Types and Features", like there is
> already for Toshiba and Dell laptops, that would disable the lm_sensors code,
> and besides I think that this code should be marked EXPERIMENTAL, so that
> users would be warned about these problems.

Anything short of "Destroy my precious Thinkpad? [y/N]" probably is
insufficient. Frankly, I don't think even that's enough. Once this is
mainlined, someone will want to build a kitchen sink distro kernel with
sensor support and if the code itself isn't autodetecting whether it's on
a problematic platform, it won't be long before someone boots their
Thinkpad off a friend's CDR and toasts it.

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