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    SubjectRe: [lm-sensors] [PATCH] hwmon: Add power meters to Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface
    On Sat, 01 Sep 2007, Shem Multinymous wrote:
    > > Should we add power?_10sec_avg_input? IIRC thinkpads export that,
    > > too.

    I'd say it is enough to know it is an average, you don't need to specify HOW
    it is averaged.

    But there is a real need to export both instantaneous and averaged values in
    power supplies/power sources, so we should have a standard way to do so in
    hwmon, and power_supply class should use it (or the opposite, it doesn't
    matter, as long as everyone does it the same way).

    > It would be nice if the power meter interface uses the same
    > conventions as the power supply interface, since the former is
    > essentially a subset of the latter. Userspace app that read power
    > meters via sysfs should work for power supplies too.

    Agreed.

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