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SubjectRe: Acer Aspire One fan control
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On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 22:14 +0100, Peter Feuerer wrote:
> Ralf Hildebrandt writes:
>
> > There's a userspace program for that. So why add a kernel module?
>
> Because you must write to and read from io-ports and I think this should be
> done in the kernel. I guess the userspace program you are talking about is
> acer_ec.pl? A perl script which needs very much cpu time for a
> functionality which can be handled in kernelspace without causing any big
> troubles.
Not just that.
While on acer one it seems that if I kill userspace script,
fan restores to its original state (eg: running), I would also
like such driver on my main notebook, which is also acer.
It fan is also controlled via EC, but 'control' is done via hack
in acpi thermal code, every time it is updated, it sends new temperature
to EC, so I can just unload acpi thermal driver, and use own
script/driver do do same job, but I afraid that usespace driver can
hung/be killed/etc leaving me without fan at all, so this why kernel
driver is better - it is more reliable.

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky




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