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Date:   Thu, 17 Dec 2020 09:07:10 +0100
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
To:     Kun Yi <kunyi@...gle.com>, Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
Cc:     Jean Delvare <jdelvare@...e.com>, linux-hwmon@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] hwmon: SENSORS_SBTSI should depend on X86

Hi Kun, G√ľnter,

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 9:17 PM Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 09:27:28AM -0800, Kun Yi wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 8:31 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 02:46:41PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > > The AMD SB Temperature Sensor Interface (SB-TSI) is only present on AMD
> > > > X86 SoCs.  Hence add a dependency on X86, to prevent asking the user
> > > > about this driver when configuring a kernel without AMD X86 platform
> > > > support.
> >
> > Sorry, I think there is some confusion. AMD SoC is a 'remote sensor',
> > or the client, whereas the device using the SB-TSI hwmon driver is the
> > master.
> > In industry, a typical scenario is ARM-based Board Management
> > Controllers (BMCs) using SB-TSI to monitor the host CPU temperature.

Thanks for the explanation!

> Ah, good point. I'll drop this patch.

Agreed.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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