Re: [lm-sensors] [PATCH] hwmon: (coretemp) Fix TjMax for Atom N450/D410/D510 CPUs

From: Jean Delvare
Date: Sun Jan 17 2010 - 15:05:47 EST

On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 13:29:06 -0600, Robert Hancock wrote:
> On 01/17/2010 09:15 AM, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:02:27 -0800, Yuhong Bao wrote:
> >>
> >>> No matter what chipset or gfx you use with the new Atom chip, the
> >>> integrated memory controller (IMC) will always be used. This patch
> >>> checks the presence of that IMC. Hope this clarifies.
> >> To be more precise, Pine Trail Atoms integrate the entire northbridge, including the integrated graphics and the memory controller into the CPU, and there is a DMI connection to the southbridge, which is the Intel NM10, that is NOT integrated.
> >
> > What prevents another vendor from selling a compatible south bridge
> > then?
> Nothing (other than licensing for the DMI bus, see NVIDIA and the
> problems this creates for their ION chipset). I'm assuming this patch is
> checking for the host bridge device though, that is integrated into the
> CPU and would always be present.

That's where I am confused. The patch checks for the presence of the
Intel NM10, which, reading its description looks much like a south
bridge and not a memory controller (north bridge). So I think the patch
is wrong (or at least incomplete).

Anyway, how difficult would it be to set TjMax based on the CPUID? I
presume that the Intel Atom 400 and 500 series have their own CPUID
value, haven't they? This would seem even easier that checking for a
PCI device.

Jean Delvare
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