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Re: Bug#501137: ITP: acerfand -- Control the fan of the Acer Aspire One

Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@debian.org> wrote:

>  Keeps the fan from spinning constantly in the noisy Acer Aspire
>  One. Provides also tools to query several machine-specific EC
>  registers

Be careful with this - it can't perform the locking used by the kernel 
and firmware for EC access, so there's a risk of racing and trashing the 
contents of other registers. This should really be implemented as a 
kernel driver using either the hwmon or thermal interfaces and a generic 
fan control daemon implemented on top of that.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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