Re: Polling for battery stauts and lost keypresses

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Sat Aug 19 2006 - 11:48:42 EST

On Wednesday 16 August 2006 03:31, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:17:01 -0400, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > 2. Quite often there are OEM drivers that are tweaked to a specific
> > hardware and involve hardware-specific hacks.
> If I remember correctly (damn, I can't find a way to do a search on
> the LKML archives ...) there was someone working on Dell stuff, at
> least as far as fans and thermal sensors were concerned (based on the
> code from Massimo Dal Zotto) to integrate them with the kernel sensors
> framework. However, some of those patches where NACKed by someone from
> Dell because they were sort of "guessy" about the addresses to poke
> around to get the information, instead of using the data provided by
> the BIOS on where to look for them ... however, there hasn't been any
> news about that that stuff since ...

As far as I remember that person from Dell was not ready to disclose
details of their SMBIOS :( so it naturally went nowhere.

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