Changeset 3146

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10/30/05 09:51:09 (8 years ago)
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khali
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Backport updates from Linux 2.6.

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  • lm-sensors/trunk/doc/chips/via686a

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    23 force_addr=0xaddr       Set the I/O base address. Useful for Asus A7V boards 
    24                         that don't set the address in the BIOS. Does not do a 
     23force_addr=0xaddr       Set the I/O base address. Useful for boards that 
     24                        don't set the address in the BIOS. Look for a BIOS 
     25                        upgrade before resorting to this. Does not do a 
    2526                        PCI force; the via686a must still be present in lspci. 
    2627                        Don't use this unless the driver complains that the 
     
    6768The driver only updates its values each 1.5 seconds; reading it more often 
    6869will do no harm, but will return 'old' values. 
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     72Known Issues 
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     75This driver handles sensors integrated in some VIA south bridges. It is 
     76possible that a motherboard maker used a VT82C686A/B chip as part of a 
     77product design but was not interested in its hardware monitoring features, 
     78in which case the sensor inputs will not be wired. This is the case of 
     79the Asus K7V, A7V and A7V133 motherboards, to name only a few of them. 
     80So, if you need the force_addr parameter, and end up with values which 
     81don't seem to make any sense, don't look any further: your chip is simply 
     82not wired for hardware monitoring. 
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