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Date:	Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:32:26 -0700
From:	"Michael Chan" <>
To:	"Stephen Hemminger" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3 net-next] tg3: Add sysfs file to export sensor

On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 17:59 -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote: 
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:06:32 -0700
> "Michael Chan" <> wrote:
> > Some tg3 devices have management firmware that can export data such as
> > temperature and other real time diagnostics data.  Export this data to
> > sysfs so that userspace can access this information.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Matt Carlson <>
> > Signed-off-by: Nithin Nayak Sujir <>
> > Signed-off-by: Michael Chan <>
> Linux has existing sensor api's that can be used by existing
> services like SNMP. Wouldn't you like the it to just work with
> existing code API's?

Is it the lm-sensors API?  The data that we are exporting is for the
Lights out management for the system OEMs.  I need to check with the

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