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SubjectRe: [PATCH] adxl345 accelerometer hwmon driver
On Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:19:02 -0700, Chris Verges wrote:
> > What are you actually doing with it? If you aren't doing hardware
> > monitoring then I would expect you aren't going to receive a
> > favourable response on here.
>
> The ADXL345 is a 3D accelerometer. It's very similar to the following
> chips already in the HWMON section of the kernel:
>
> - SENSORS_LIS3LV02D
> - SENSORS_APPLESMC
>
> The driver provides 3D axis data when the user polls the chip via the
> sysfsinterface.

A few accelerometer drivers were originally added to drivers/hwmon
because the chips also included some hwmon features (e.g. temperature
sensor.) Now every new accelerometer driver gets dropped in
drivers/hwmon "because there are other accelerometer drivers there".
The LIS3LV02D driver is a perfect example of this... the device is not
even registered as a hwmon driver! This driver definitely doesn't
belong there.

Probably it's about time to put an end to this and kick all
accelerometer drivers out of drivers/hwmon.

--
Jean Delvare


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