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Re: Fixing the lm-sensors/i2c mess

Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 09:49:05PM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:

Looks like it has the same userland ABI as libsensors2, judging by sensors.h. (I haven't checked any other header files, and I would guess that this needs testing.)

Think you could try packaging 2.7.0, hacking it to produce libsensors2 rather than libsensors-1debian1?

Then build it with a stock 2.4.x kernel (i2c 2.6.x). Then test to see whether it works with current ksysguard in unstable without KDE recompilation (which would prove that the ABI was the same). I'd be happy to help with these two steps.

Btw, did anyone check whether the lm_sensors 2.8 userspace works with
the 2.7 kernel modules?  I can remember any changes to the kernel
modules (before the switch to sysfs in 2.6) that would break newer
userland with older kernel modules.  And I remember doing it the other
way around quite a few times (installed a self-compiled kernel with new
sensors drivers but not touching userland at all), but that's already
ages ago.

Hmm. Sounds worth trying.... so I should try installing the userland 2.8 tools (sensord and libsensors2), and the kernel modules from the stock 2.4 kernels? Wait a sec, though -- isn't that exactly what doesn't work? :-/

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