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Date:	Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:32:26 -0700
From:	"Michael Chan" <mchan@...adcom.com>
To:	"Stephen Hemminger" <shemminger@...tta.com>
cc:	davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org, nsujir@...adcom.com,
	mcarlson@...adcom.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3 net-next] tg3: Add sysfs file to export sensor
 data

On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 17:59 -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote: 
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:06:32 -0700
> "Michael Chan" <mchan@...adcom.com> 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 <mcarlson@...adcom.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Nithin Nayak Sujir <nsujir@...adcom.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Michael Chan <mchan@...adcom.com>
> 
> 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
OEM.


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