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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] platform: x86: asus-wmi: add fan control
On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 6:34 PM, Matthew Garrett <> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 06:27:33PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Matthew Garrett <> wrote:
>> > The easiest is to just do it from userspace. I think Intel have some
>> > code for doing this, but I haven't looked at the thermal code for years.
>> That defeats the purpose of the whole thermal binding infrastructure.
> Not really, but I agree it's not ideal.

So what's the point of thermal_zone_bind_cooling_device?

>> >> > I don't think you can easily register multiple drivers for the same WMI
>> >> > device.
>> >>
>> >> I don't mean this one, I mean the standalone one. Actually, the first
>> >> one I sent doesn't require all this system memory stuff.
>> >
>> > Banging EC registers directly is the wrong thing to do. Going via WMI is
>> > correct.
>> I'm not going to bother arguing against your absolutist rhetoric. The
>> fact is one patch can be applied, the other can't. Besides, nobody
>> said anything about banging EC registers directly.
> I'm sorry, you're right - you're calling ACPI methods directly instead.
> This is still incorrect. The platform provides an exported interface,
> and you should use that exported interface.

Maybe, but I can call those same methods outside asus-wmi.

> As long as Corentin doesn't object, I'm happy to merge this driver in
> its current form (including virt_to_phys()) providing that it's wrapped
> in CONFIG_STAGING, and assuming that you'll do the supporting work in
> acpica. I'll pull it out again in 6 months or so if that hasn't been
> fixed up. Fair?

That's fair, I'll give that a try soon.

Felipe Contreras

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