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Bug#597820: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: 2.6.32 doesn't support the f71889fg sensor chip

On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 10:36 +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> 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.

They seem a bit intrusive but probably safe.

However, the last patch (729d273aa7c86eb1406ade4eadf249cff188bf9a)
doesn't look right; surely it should be using the new
request_muxed_region() macro too?


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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