Re: Bug#706605: ITP: macfanctld -- Fan control daemon for Apple MacBook computers
I include below an answer from upstream, who only replied to the bug report:
On 02/05/2013 13:04, Paul Wise wrote:
On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM, Thibaut Paumard wrote:
Description : Fan control daemon for Apple MacBook computers
Sounds similar to thinkfan for Thinkpads, some questions:
Isn't the kernel supposed to be responsible for fan control and
If not, can we get a generic daemon that works for all laptops?
Would be nice if d-i could install and configure that daemon.
From: Mikael Strom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#706605: ITP: macfanctld -- Fan control daemon for Apple
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 21:12:37 +0800
a little background on macfancltd;
Most PC's don't need software fan-controls at all, because BIOS/EFI
handles that in firmware. 'Officially', the MacBook Pro should be fine
w/o as well as the EFI has fan-control in firmware. However, both OS X
and Linux users find the temperature in the aluminum unibody design to
be higher than what feels comfortable, in particular when working over
normal room temperature (I live in the Philippines, and right now it's
34C in my kitchen where i write this). So a few years ago I wrote
macfanctld which apparently have helped some users.
Should the kernel handle this? No, i don't think so, because that is
over-riding the BIOS/EFI firmware in most cases. Is there a need for
fan-control software? Yes, because some PC have badly designed
fan-control algorithms. So my $0.02 is that utilities like macfancltd
have a place, perhaps also in Debian.
I'm more than happy to help out, and hopefully i can learn more on
Debian packaging from you "made" guys ;)
- How will this affect the speed at which Ubuntu users can get updates?
- Should we keep macfanctld in launchpad/mactel repo? Or is there a
smarter way if Debian package it?
- Is there any way you can mentor me in the process, so i can learn