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Re: Fedora Bounties (seeking ideas)



Hans de Goede (j w r degoede hhs nl) said: 
> Because sensors are not plug and play, unfortunatly they are not plug 
> and play at all. They are either on an i2c bus which doesn't do plug and 
> play or on the isa bus without isapnp support, so there is no way to 
> automagicly find which sensor chips there are, even if you manage to 
> find out which sensor chips there are, there is no way to find out 
> whioch voltage / temp / fan is connected to which input, and if they are 
> divided (using resistors) before being connected.
> 
> Luckily they are however usually soldered onto the motherboard, so which 
> chips there are and how they are hooked up is fixed for a given 
> motherboard. Hence the idea to use a database with this info per (known) 
> motherboard and a tool which uses this database to generate the correct 
> configuration.

I'm somewhat talking out of my ass here, but:
Then, have platform devices that export DMI info, and add the proper
DMI aliases mbASUSPXV (or whatever) so the modules can be autoloaded.

Bill


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