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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:24:44 +0200
From:	Richard Cochran <>
To:	Guenter Roeck <>
Cc:	Florian Fainelli <>,
	netdev <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Andrew Lunn <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/14] net: dsa: Add support for hardware monitoring

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 10:06:41PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 10/22/2014 09:37 PM, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> >You probably want the number of temperature sensors to come from the
> >switch driver, and support arbitrary number of temperature sensors?
> In that case we would need the number of sensors, pass a sensor index,
> and create a dynamic number of attributes. The code would get much more
> complex without real benefit unless there is such a chip - and if there is,
> we can still change the code at that time. I would prefer to keep it simple
> for now.

Better to do it correctly, right from the start. There *will* be such
a chip one day, and the person wanting to add it will appreciate the
solid foundation (even if that person ends up being you ;).

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