Re: Polling for battery stauts and lost keypresses

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 08:32:12 EST

On 8/19/06, Arjan van de Ven <arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, 2006-08-19 at 11:50 -0400, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> 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.

actually Dell did document their smbios ...

there was also a posting from Dell with details, but I assume that's
included in their libsmbios...

I could not find any fan control or temperature monitoring references
there. Maybe I missed them.

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