Bug#597820: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: 2.6.32 doesn't support the f71889fg sensor chip
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:36:04PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-23
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: squeeze
> I installed a fresh squeeze on a new PC with a MSI P55M-GD45 motherboard
> that uses a f71889fg sensor chip. Unfortunately, while lm-sensors'
> sensor-detect is able to find the chip and suggest a kernel module, the
> module doesn't load because it lacks support for the chip.
> The support was added somewhen between 2.6.32 and 2.6.33, and was added
> by commit 7669896f. I hear that you add support for hardware when the
> backport is simple, this one is pretty trivial.
> For other reasons, I already switched to 2.6.35 on that machine, so it's
> not a problem for me anymore, but the motherboard is already quite old, so
> other people may have similar problems with a fresh squeeze.
I would also be interested in the watchdog support for the same chip,
coming in 96cb4eb019ce3185ec0d946a74b5a2202f5067c9. AFAICT, it requires
8b6d043b7ee2d1b819dc833d677ea2aead71a0c0 and possibly
729d273aa7c86eb1406ade4eadf249cff188bf9a. I'm not sure how intrusive
these could be considered.