Re: [PATCH 0/5] hwmon: New hwmon registration API
From: Jonathan Cameron
Date: Sun Jul 10 2016 - 12:00:16 EST
On 26/06/16 04:26, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> Up to now, each hwmon driver has to implement its own sysfs attributes.
> This requires a lot of template code, and distracts from the driver's
> core function to read and write chip registers.
> To be able to reduce driver complexity, move sensor attribute handling
> and thermal zone registration into the hwmon core. By using the new API,
> driver size is typically reduced by 20-50% depending on driver complexity
> and the number of sysfs attributes supported.
> The first patch of the series introduces the API as well as support
> for temperature sensors. Subsequent patches introduce support for
> voltage, current, power, energy, humidity, and fan speed sensors.
> The series was tested by converting several drivers (lm75, lm90, tmp102,
> tmp421, ltc4245) to the new API. Testing was done with with real chips
> as well as with the hwmon driver module test code available at
Some cool stuff hiding in there :)
I've only reviewed 1 and 7 and the intermediate ones are really either
correct or they aren't and they look fine to me.
So what's next? (beyond presumably a lot of driver conversions).
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