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It is a more logical place to look and reduces the clutter in
the Documentation directory as the thermal directory is now empty
and can be removed.

Signed-off-by: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
Cc: Zhang Rui <rui.zhang@intel.com>
Cc: Sujith Thomas <sujith.thomas@intel.com>

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+Generic Thermal Sysfs driver How To
+===================================
+
+Written by Sujith Thomas <sujith.thomas@intel.com>, Zhang Rui <rui.zhang@intel.com>
+
+Updated: 21 August 2009
+
+Copyright (c) 2008 Intel Corporation
+
+
+0. Introduction
+
+The generic thermal sysfs provides a set of interfaces for thermal zone
+devices (sensors) and thermal cooling devices (fan, processor...) to register
+with the thermal management solution and to be a part of it.
+
+This how-to focuses on enabling new thermal zone and cooling devices to
+participate in thermal management.
+This solution is platform independent and any type of thermal zone devices
+and cooling devices should be able to make use of the infrastructure.
+
+The main task of the thermal sysfs driver is to expose thermal zone attributes
+as well as cooling device attributes to the user space.
+An intelligent thermal management application can make decisions based on
+inputs from thermal zone attributes (the current temperature and trip point
+temperature) and throttle appropriate devices.
+
+[0-*] denotes any positive number starting from 0
+[1-*] denotes any positive number starting from 1
+
+1. thermal sysfs driver interface functions
+
+1.1 thermal zone device interface
+1.1.1 struct thermal_zone_device *thermal_zone_device_register(char *name,
+ int trips, void *devdata, struct thermal_zone_device_ops *ops)
+
+ This interface function adds a new thermal zone device (sensor) to
+ /sys/class/thermal folder as thermal_zone[0-*]. It tries to bind all the
+ thermal cooling devices registered at the same time.
+
+ name: the thermal zone name.
+ trips: the total number of trip points this thermal zone supports.
+ devdata: device private data
+ ops: thermal zone device call-backs.
+ .bind: bind the thermal zone device with a thermal cooling device.
+ .unbind: unbind the thermal zone device with a thermal cooling device.
+ .get_temp: get the current temperature of the thermal zone.
+ .get_mode: get the current mode (user/kernel) of the thermal zone.
+ - "kernel" means thermal management is done in kernel.
+ - "user" will prevent kernel thermal driver actions upon trip points
+ so that user applications can take charge of thermal management.
+ .set_mode: set the mode (user/kernel) of the thermal zone.
+ .get_trip_type: get the type of certain trip point.
+ .get_trip_temp: get the temperature above which the certain trip point
+ will be fired.
+
+1.1.2 void thermal_zone_device_unregister(struct thermal_zone_device *tz)
+
+ This interface function removes the thermal zone device.
+ It deletes the corresponding entry form /sys/class/thermal folder and
+ unbind all the thermal cooling devices it uses.
+
+1.2 thermal cooling device interface
+1.2.1 struct thermal_cooling_device *thermal_cooling_device_register(char *name,
+ void *devdata, struct thermal_cooling_device_ops *)
+
+ This interface function adds a new thermal cooling device (fan/processor/...)
+ to /sys/class/thermal/ folder as cooling_device[0-*]. It tries to bind itself
+ to all the thermal zone devices register at the same time.
+ name: the cooling device name.
+ devdata: device private data.
+ ops: thermal cooling devices call-backs.
+ .get_max_state: get the Maximum throttle state of the cooling device.
+ .get_cur_state: get the Current throttle state of the cooling device.
+ .set_cur_state: set the Current throttle state of the cooling device.
+
+1.2.2 void thermal_cooling_device_unregister(struct thermal_cooling_device *cdev)
+
+ This interface function remove the thermal cooling device.
+ It deletes the corresponding entry form /sys/class/thermal folder and
+ unbind itself from all the thermal zone devices using it.
+
+1.3 interface for binding a thermal zone device with a thermal cooling device
+1.3.1 int thermal_zone_bind_cooling_device(struct thermal_zone_device *tz,
+ int trip, struct thermal_cooling_device *cdev);
+
+ This interface function bind a thermal cooling device to the certain trip
+ point of a thermal zone device.
+ This function is usually called in the thermal zone device .bind callback.
+ tz: the thermal zone device
+ cdev: thermal cooling device
+ trip: indicates which trip point the cooling devices is associated with
+ in this thermal zone.
+
+1.3.2 int thermal_zone_unbind_cooling_device(struct thermal_zone_device *tz,
+ int trip, struct thermal_cooling_device *cdev);
+
+ This interface function unbind a thermal cooling device from the certain
+ trip point of a thermal zone device. This function is usually called in
+ the thermal zone device .unbind callback.
+ tz: the thermal zone device
+ cdev: thermal cooling device
+ trip: indicates which trip point the cooling devices is associated with
+ in this thermal zone.
+
+2. sysfs attributes structure
+
+RO read only value
+RW read/write value
+
+Thermal sysfs attributes will be represented under /sys/class/thermal.
+Hwmon sysfs I/F extension is also available under /sys/class/hwmon
+if hwmon is compiled in or built as a module.
+
+Thermal zone device sys I/F, created once it's registered:
+/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone[0-*]:
+ |---type: Type of the thermal zone
+ |---temp: Current temperature
+ |---mode: Working mode of the thermal zone
+ |---trip_point_[0-*]_temp: Trip point temperature
+ |---trip_point_[0-*]_type: Trip point type
+
+Thermal cooling device sys I/F, created once it's registered:
+/sys/class/thermal/cooling_device[0-*]:
+ |---type: Type of the cooling device(processor/fan/...)
+ |---max_state: Maximum cooling state of the cooling device
+ |---cur_state: Current cooling state of the cooling device
+
+
+Then next two dynamic attributes are created/removed in pairs. They represent
+the relationship between a thermal zone and its associated cooling device.
+They are created/removed for each successful execution of
+thermal_zone_bind_cooling_device/thermal_zone_unbind_cooling_device.
+
+/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone[0-*]:
+ |---cdev[0-*]: [0-*]th cooling device in current thermal zone
+ |---cdev[0-*]_trip_point: Trip point that cdev[0-*] is associated with
+
+Besides the thermal zone device sysfs I/F and cooling device sysfs I/F,
+the generic thermal driver also creates a hwmon sysfs I/F for each _type_
+of thermal zone device. E.g. the generic thermal driver registers one hwmon
+class device and build the associated hwmon sysfs I/F for all the registered
+ACPI thermal zones.
+
+/sys/class/hwmon/hwmon[0-*]:
+ |---name: The type of the thermal zone devices
+ |---temp[1-*]_input: The current temperature of thermal zone [1-*]
+ |---temp[1-*]_critical: The critical trip point of thermal zone [1-*]
+
+Please read Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface for additional information.
+
+***************************
+* Thermal zone attributes *
+***************************
+
+type
+ Strings which represent the thermal zone type.
+ This is given by thermal zone driver as part of registration.
+ E.g: "acpitz" indicates it's an ACPI thermal device.
+ In order to keep it consistent with hwmon sys attribute; this should
+ be a short, lowercase string, not containing spaces nor dashes.
+ RO, Required
+
+temp
+ Current temperature as reported by thermal zone (sensor).
+ Unit: millidegree Celsius
+ RO, Required
+
+mode
+ One of the predefined values in [kernel, user].
+ This file gives information about the algorithm that is currently
+ managing the thermal zone. It can be either default kernel based
+ algorithm or user space application.
+ kernel = Thermal management in kernel thermal zone driver.
+ user = Preventing kernel thermal zone driver actions upon
+ trip points so that user application can take full
+ charge of the thermal management.
+ RW, Optional
+
+trip_point_[0-*]_temp
+ The temperature above which trip point will be fired.
+ Unit: millidegree Celsius
+ RO, Optional
+
+trip_point_[0-*]_type
+ Strings which indicate the type of the trip point.
+ E.g. it can be one of critical, hot, passive, active[0-*] for ACPI
+ thermal zone.
+ RO, Optional
+
+cdev[0-*]
+ Sysfs link to the thermal cooling device node where the sys I/F
+ for cooling device throttling control represents.
+ RO, Optional
+
+cdev[0-*]_trip_point
+ The trip point with which cdev[0-*] is associated in this thermal
+ zone; -1 means the cooling device is not associated with any trip
+ point.
+ RO, Optional
+
+passive
+ Attribute is only present for zones which do not have a passive
+ cooling policy (_PSV) defined in ACPI. Default is zero and can be
+ set to a temperature (in millidegrees) to enable a passive trip
+ point for the zone. Activation is done by polling (default interval:
+ 10 seconds); the polling interval can be set in
+ /proc/acpi/thermal/TZN/polling_frequency.
+ Unit: millidegree Celsius
+ RW, Optional
+
+*****************************
+* Cooling device attributes *
+*****************************
+
+type
+ String which represents the type of device, e.g:
+ - for generic ACPI: should be "Fan", "Processor" or "LCD"
+ - for memory controller device on intel_menlow platform:
+ should be "Memory controller".
+ RO, Required
+
+max_state
+ The maximum permissible cooling state of this cooling device.
+ RO, Required
+
+cur_state
+ The current cooling state of this cooling device.
+ The value can any integer numbers between 0 and max_state:
+ - cur_state == 0 means no cooling
+ - cur_state == max_state means the maximum cooling.
+ RW, Required
+
+3. A simple implementation
+
+ACPI thermal zone may support multiple trip points like critical, hot,
+passive, active. If an ACPI thermal zone supports critical, passive,
+active[0] and active[1] at the same time, it may register itself as a
+thermal_zone_device (thermal_zone1) with 4 trip points in all.
+It has one processor and one fan, which are both registered as
+thermal_cooling_device.
+
+If the processor is listed in _PSL method, the fan is listed in _AL0
+method, and the zone hase a _PSV method, the sys I/F structure will be
+built like this:
+
+/sys/class/thermal:
+
+|thermal_zone1:
+ |---type: acpitz
+ |---temp: 37000
+ |---mode: kernel
+ |---trip_point_0_temp: 100000
+ |---trip_point_0_type: critical
+ |---trip_point_1_temp: 80000
+ |---trip_point_1_type: passive
+ |---trip_point_2_temp: 70000
+ |---trip_point_2_type: active0
+ |---trip_point_3_temp: 60000
+ |---trip_point_3_type: active1
+ |---cdev0: --->/sys/class/thermal/cooling_device0
+ |---cdev0_trip_point: 1 /* cdev0 can be used for passive */
+ |---cdev1: --->/sys/class/thermal/cooling_device3
+ |---cdev1_trip_point: 2 /* cdev1 can be used for active[0]*/
+
+|cooling_device0:
+ |---type: Processor
+ |---max_state: 8
+ |---cur_state: 0
+
+|cooling_device3:
+ |---type: Fan
+ |---max_state: 2
+ |---cur_state: 0
+
+/sys/class/hwmon:
+
+|hwmon0:
+ |---name: acpitz
+ |---temp1_input: 37000
+ |---temp1_crit: 100000
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-Generic Thermal Sysfs driver How To
-===================================
-
-Written by Sujith Thomas <sujith.thomas@intel.com>, Zhang Rui <rui.zhang@intel.com>
-
-Updated: 21 August 2009
-
-Copyright (c) 2008 Intel Corporation
-
-
-0. Introduction
-
-The generic thermal sysfs provides a set of interfaces for thermal zone
-devices (sensors) and thermal cooling devices (fan, processor...) to register
-with the thermal management solution and to be a part of it.
-
-This how-to focuses on enabling new thermal zone and cooling devices to
-participate in thermal management.
-This solution is platform independent and any type of thermal zone devices
-and cooling devices should be able to make use of the infrastructure.
-
-The main task of the thermal sysfs driver is to expose thermal zone attributes
-as well as cooling device attributes to the user space.
-An intelligent thermal management application can make decisions based on
-inputs from thermal zone attributes (the current temperature and trip point
-temperature) and throttle appropriate devices.
-
-[0-*] denotes any positive number starting from 0
-[1-*] denotes any positive number starting from 1
-
-1. thermal sysfs driver interface functions
-
-1.1 thermal zone device interface
-1.1.1 struct thermal_zone_device *thermal_zone_device_register(char *name,
- int trips, void *devdata, struct thermal_zone_device_ops *ops)
-
- This interface function adds a new thermal zone device (sensor) to
- /sys/class/thermal folder as thermal_zone[0-*]. It tries to bind all the
- thermal cooling devices registered at the same time.
-
- name: the thermal zone name.
- trips: the total number of trip points this thermal zone supports.
- devdata: device private data
- ops: thermal zone device call-backs.
- .bind: bind the thermal zone device with a thermal cooling device.
- .unbind: unbind the thermal zone device with a thermal cooling device.
- .get_temp: get the current temperature of the thermal zone.
- .get_mode: get the current mode (user/kernel) of the thermal zone.
- - "kernel" means thermal management is done in kernel.
- - "user" will prevent kernel thermal driver actions upon trip points
- so that user applications can take charge of thermal management.
- .set_mode: set the mode (user/kernel) of the thermal zone.
- .get_trip_type: get the type of certain trip point.
- .get_trip_temp: get the temperature above which the certain trip point
- will be fired.
-
-1.1.2 void thermal_zone_device_unregister(struct thermal_zone_device *tz)
-
- This interface function removes the thermal zone device.
- It deletes the corresponding entry form /sys/class/thermal folder and
- unbind all the thermal cooling devices it uses.
-
-1.2 thermal cooling device interface
-1.2.1 struct thermal_cooling_device *thermal_cooling_device_register(char *name,
- void *devdata, struct thermal_cooling_device_ops *)
-
- This interface function adds a new thermal cooling device (fan/processor/...)
- to /sys/class/thermal/ folder as cooling_device[0-*]. It tries to bind itself
- to all the thermal zone devices register at the same time.
- name: the cooling device name.
- devdata: device private data.
- ops: thermal cooling devices call-backs.
- .get_max_state: get the Maximum throttle state of the cooling device.
- .get_cur_state: get the Current throttle state of the cooling device.
- .set_cur_state: set the Current throttle state of the cooling device.
-
-1.2.2 void thermal_cooling_device_unregister(struct thermal_cooling_device *cdev)
-
- This interface function remove the thermal cooling device.
- It deletes the corresponding entry form /sys/class/thermal folder and
- unbind itself from all the thermal zone devices using it.
-
-1.3 interface for binding a thermal zone device with a thermal cooling device
-1.3.1 int thermal_zone_bind_cooling_device(struct thermal_zone_device *tz,
- int trip, struct thermal_cooling_device *cdev);
-
- This interface function bind a thermal cooling device to the certain trip
- point of a thermal zone device.
- This function is usually called in the thermal zone device .bind callback.
- tz: the thermal zone device
- cdev: thermal cooling device
- trip: indicates which trip point the cooling devices is associated with
- in this thermal zone.
-
-1.3.2 int thermal_zone_unbind_cooling_device(struct thermal_zone_device *tz,
- int trip, struct thermal_cooling_device *cdev);
-
- This interface function unbind a thermal cooling device from the certain
- trip point of a thermal zone device. This function is usually called in
- the thermal zone device .unbind callback.
- tz: the thermal zone device
- cdev: thermal cooling device
- trip: indicates which trip point the cooling devices is associated with
- in this thermal zone.
-
-2. sysfs attributes structure
-
-RO read only value
-RW read/write value
-
-Thermal sysfs attributes will be represented under /sys/class/thermal.
-Hwmon sysfs I/F extension is also available under /sys/class/hwmon
-if hwmon is compiled in or built as a module.
-
-Thermal zone device sys I/F, created once it's registered:
-/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone[0-*]:
- |---type: Type of the thermal zone
- |---temp: Current temperature
- |---mode: Working mode of the thermal zone
- |---trip_point_[0-*]_temp: Trip point temperature
- |---trip_point_[0-*]_type: Trip point type
-
-Thermal cooling device sys I/F, created once it's registered:
-/sys/class/thermal/cooling_device[0-*]:
- |---type: Type of the cooling device(processor/fan/...)
- |---max_state: Maximum cooling state of the cooling device
- |---cur_state: Current cooling state of the cooling device
-
-
-Then next two dynamic attributes are created/removed in pairs. They represent
-the relationship between a thermal zone and its associated cooling device.
-They are created/removed for each successful execution of
-thermal_zone_bind_cooling_device/thermal_zone_unbind_cooling_device.
-
-/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone[0-*]:
- |---cdev[0-*]: [0-*]th cooling device in current thermal zone
- |---cdev[0-*]_trip_point: Trip point that cdev[0-*] is associated with
-
-Besides the thermal zone device sysfs I/F and cooling device sysfs I/F,
-the generic thermal driver also creates a hwmon sysfs I/F for each _type_
-of thermal zone device. E.g. the generic thermal driver registers one hwmon
-class device and build the associated hwmon sysfs I/F for all the registered
-ACPI thermal zones.
-
-/sys/class/hwmon/hwmon[0-*]:
- |---name: The type of the thermal zone devices
- |---temp[1-*]_input: The current temperature of thermal zone [1-*]
- |---temp[1-*]_critical: The critical trip point of thermal zone [1-*]
-
-Please read Documentation/hwmon/sysfs-interface for additional information.
-
-***************************
-* Thermal zone attributes *
-***************************
-
-type
- Strings which represent the thermal zone type.
- This is given by thermal zone driver as part of registration.
- E.g: "acpitz" indicates it's an ACPI thermal device.
- In order to keep it consistent with hwmon sys attribute; this should
- be a short, lowercase string, not containing spaces nor dashes.
- RO, Required
-
-temp
- Current temperature as reported by thermal zone (sensor).
- Unit: millidegree Celsius
- RO, Required
-
-mode
- One of the predefined values in [kernel, user].
- This file gives information about the algorithm that is currently
- managing the thermal zone. It can be either default kernel based
- algorithm or user space application.
- kernel = Thermal management in kernel thermal zone driver.
- user = Preventing kernel thermal zone driver actions upon
- trip points so that user application can take full
- charge of the thermal management.
- RW, Optional
-
-trip_point_[0-*]_temp
- The temperature above which trip point will be fired.
- Unit: millidegree Celsius
- RO, Optional
-
-trip_point_[0-*]_type
- Strings which indicate the type of the trip point.
- E.g. it can be one of critical, hot, passive, active[0-*] for ACPI
- thermal zone.
- RO, Optional
-
-cdev[0-*]
- Sysfs link to the thermal cooling device node where the sys I/F
- for cooling device throttling control represents.
- RO, Optional
-
-cdev[0-*]_trip_point
- The trip point with which cdev[0-*] is associated in this thermal
- zone; -1 means the cooling device is not associated with any trip
- point.
- RO, Optional
-
-passive
- Attribute is only present for zones which do not have a passive
- cooling policy (_PSV) defined in ACPI. Default is zero and can be
- set to a temperature (in millidegrees) to enable a passive trip
- point for the zone. Activation is done by polling (default interval:
- 10 seconds); the polling interval can be set in
- /proc/acpi/thermal/TZN/polling_frequency.
- Unit: millidegree Celsius
- RW, Optional
-
-*****************************
-* Cooling device attributes *
-*****************************
-
-type
- String which represents the type of device, e.g:
- - for generic ACPI: should be "Fan", "Processor" or "LCD"
- - for memory controller device on intel_menlow platform:
- should be "Memory controller".
- RO, Required
-
-max_state
- The maximum permissible cooling state of this cooling device.
- RO, Required
-
-cur_state
- The current cooling state of this cooling device.
- The value can any integer numbers between 0 and max_state:
- - cur_state == 0 means no cooling
- - cur_state == max_state means the maximum cooling.
- RW, Required
-
-3. A simple implementation
-
-ACPI thermal zone may support multiple trip points like critical, hot,
-passive, active. If an ACPI thermal zone supports critical, passive,
-active[0] and active[1] at the same time, it may register itself as a
-thermal_zone_device (thermal_zone1) with 4 trip points in all.
-It has one processor and one fan, which are both registered as
-thermal_cooling_device.
-
-If the processor is listed in _PSL method, the fan is listed in _AL0
-method, and the zone hase a _PSV method, the sys I/F structure will be
-built like this:
-
-/sys/class/thermal:
-
-|thermal_zone1:
- |---type: acpitz
- |---temp: 37000
- |---mode: kernel
- |---trip_point_0_temp: 100000
- |---trip_point_0_type: critical
- |---trip_point_1_temp: 80000
- |---trip_point_1_type: passive
- |---trip_point_2_temp: 70000
- |---trip_point_2_type: active0
- |---trip_point_3_temp: 60000
- |---trip_point_3_type: active1
- |---cdev0: --->/sys/class/thermal/cooling_device0
- |---cdev0_trip_point: 1 /* cdev0 can be used for passive */
- |---cdev1: --->/sys/class/thermal/cooling_device3
- |---cdev1_trip_point: 2 /* cdev1 can be used for active[0]*/
-
-|cooling_device0:
- |---type: Processor
- |---max_state: 8
- |---cur_state: 0
-
-|cooling_device3:
- |---type: Fan
- |---max_state: 2
- |---cur_state: 0
-
-/sys/class/hwmon:
-
-|hwmon0:
- |---name: acpitz
- |---temp1_input: 37000
- |---temp1_crit: 100000

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