[PATCH v3] hwmon: Add support for MAX31785 intelligent fan controller

Guenter Roeck linux at roeck-us.net
Thu Jun 8 01:55:26 AEST 2017

On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 04:32:30PM +0930, Andrew Jeffery wrote:
> Add a basic driver for the MAX31785, focusing on the fan control
> features but ignoring the temperature and voltage monitoring
> features of the device.
> This driver supports all fan control modes and tachometer / PWM
> readback where applicable.
> Signed-off-by: Timothy Pearson <tpearson at raptorengineering.com>
> Signed-off-by: Andrew Jeffery <andrew at aj.id.au>
> ---
> Hello,
> This is a rework of Timothy Pearson's original patch:
>     https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-hwmon@vger.kernel.org/msg00868.html
> I've labelled it as v3 to differentiate from Timothy's postings.
> The original thread had some discussion about the MAX31785 being a PMBus device
> and that it should thus be a PMBus driver. The implementation still makes use

After thinking about it, that is what it should be. If I accept it as non-PMBus
driver, it will be all but impossible to convert it to a PMBus driver later on,
and that just doesn't make any sense.

With no one interested in writing that driver, I'll try to give it some more
priority myself. I do have an evaluation board somewhere, which should help.

Note that the second fan reading should be implemented as just that, not with
a non-standard attribute.


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