[PATCH v3 1/2] hwmon: (pmbus) Add Delta AHE-50DC fan control module driver

Guenter Roeck linux at roeck-us.net
Wed Dec 8 10:15:18 AEDT 2021

On 12/7/21 1:53 PM, Zev Weiss wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2021 at 11:44:01AM PST, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> On 12/7/21 11:22 AM, Zev Weiss wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 07, 2021 at 09:50:15AM PST, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Dec 06, 2021 at 11:15:20PM -0800, Zev Weiss wrote:
>>>>> This device is an integrated module of the Delta AHE-50DC Open19 power
>>>>> shelf.  For lack of proper documentation, this driver has been developed
>>>>> referencing an existing (GPL) driver that was included in a code release
>>>>> from LinkedIn [1].  It provides four fan speeds, four temperatures, and
>>>>> one voltage reading, as well as a handful of warning and fault
>>>>> indicators.
>>>>> [1] https://github.com/linkedin/o19-bmc-firmware/blob/master/meta-openbmc/meta-linkedin/meta-deltapower/recipes-kernel/fancontrol-mod/files/fancontrol.c
>>>> Hmm, that reference isn't really accurate anymore. I think it would be
>>>> better to just say that the device was found to be PMBus compliant.
>>> Sure, will do.
>> Makes me wonder: How do you know that the referenced driver is for Delta AHE-50DC ?
> We'd been waiting for the source code for the software it ships with for a while, and were finally provided with that repo; everything I've observed from the factory software is consistent with the code in that driver.  A sampling:

I assume you mean "Delta AHE-50DC" when you refer to "it".

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>> Can you check this with real hardware, by any chance ?
> If you mean running that code on it, yes -- here's the userspace utility that invokes that library routine:
>      root at bmc-oob:~# fan-util.sh
>      fan1 speed: 7860 RPM
>      fan2 speed: 7860 RPM
>      fan3 speed: 7620 RPM
>      fan4 speed: 7560 RPM
>      temperature1: 29.20 C
>      temperature2: 27.80 C
>      temperature3: 28.50 C
>      temperature4: 30.20 C
>      vin_undervolt_fault: no
>      overtemperature_warning: no
>      fan_fault: no
>      fan_warning: no
>      fan_status: ok

That doesn't really tell me anything in the context of the driver you submitted.
Would it be possible to install your driver and provide the output from the
"sensors" command ? It should match the information from the proprietary


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