Re: [PATCH 2/3] hwmon: (adt7475) fan stall prevention

From: Chris Packham
Date: Tue May 02 2017 - 20:08:08 EST

On 03/05/17 06:07, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 05:45:35PM +1200, Chris Packham wrote:
>> By default adt7475 will stop the fans (pwm duty cycle 0%) when the
>> temperature drops past Tmin - hysteresis. Some systems want to keep the
>> fans moving even when the temperature drops so add new sysfs attributes
>> that configure the enhanced acoustics min 1-3 which allows the fans to
>> run at the minimum configure pwm duty cycle.
>> Signed-off-by: Chris Packham <chris.packham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> pwmN_min is a horrible name but I really can't think of anything better.
>> I'm biased a little because that is essentially the name of the bits in
>> the datasheet. I'm open to suggestions.
> pwmX_min is also traditionally the mimimum permitted pwm value,
> not a boolean. This would be more appropriate to reflect the PWMmin
> register values (0x64 to 0x66). Similar for pwmX_max if you want to
> add support for it.

For the adt7476 driver these are used as pwmN_auto_point[12]_pwm.

> It might make sense to combine pwmX_min==0 with clearing the
> respective bit in the REG_ENHANCE_ACOUSTICS[12] register. This way
> we would only need one attribute to support both.

I could add code such that if pwmN_auto_point1_pwm > 0. The bit in
REG_ENHANCE_ACOUSTICS is set but that would be a change in existing