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Date:	Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:27:44 +0200
From:	Goffredo Baroncelli <>
To:	Guenter Roeck <>
CC:	Jean Delvare <>,
	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/5] Export the temperatures via hwmon

On 08/07/2014 08:16 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 07:50:00PM +0200, Goffredo Baroncelli wrote:

>> When (if) these patches will be accepted I want to write another solution,
>> but definitely not now. And even if it would work for me, it is very likely 
>> that will  be accepted because nobody is able to test it on all hardware.
> Might have been easier to just drop all this non-standard code and instantiate
> the adm1030 using the adm1031 driver instead.

I really like the idea, and this is a possible future work; but now we can't. 

We have to suppose that the current driver work (they stopped to work because
it was changed the i2c api) and because I can't test a change on
all the apple hardware (powermac, apple laptop...), I am allowed to make only 
very small changes.

My (our) first goal is to bring to life *this* driver.

I repeat I am fully convinced that re-using the "official" i2c drive/client
is the "right thing to do" (tm). But due to the lacking of the hardware where it
is possible to test this module, we need to be very conservative.

> Guenter

gpg Goffredo Baroncelli (>
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