[linux, dev-4.10, 6/6] drivers/hwmon: Add a driver for a generic PECI hwmon

Andrew Lunn andrew at lunn.ch
Thu Jan 11 15:53:46 PST 2018

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:14:37PM -0800, Jae Hyun Yoo wrote:
> On 1/11/2018 2:18 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> >>>>>+static const struct of_device_id peci_of_table[] = {
> >>>>>+	{ .compatible = "peci-hwmon", },
> >>>>
> >>>>This does not look like a reference to some piece of hardware.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>This driver provides generic PECI hwmon function to which controller has
> >>>PECI HW such as Aspeed or Nuvoton BMC chip so it's not dependant on a
> >>>specific hardware. Should I remove this or any suggestion?
> >
> >PECI seems to be an Intel thing. So at least it should be
> >
> >  { .compatible = "intel,peci-hwmon", }
> >
> >assuming it is actually compatible with the Intel specification.
> >
> >	 Andrew
> >
> Yes, PECI is an Intel thing but this driver is running on an ARM kernel on
> Aspeed or Nuvoton chipsets for now. This driver will be monitoring a host
> server's Intel CPU and DIMM which is running on a separated OS.

Hi Jae

You need to be careful with the name then. You should not claim the
name 'peci' in case somebody actually implements a PECI driver which
is compatible with Intel PECI.

However, looking at other comments, it seems like this part is going
away, if you turn your code into a bus driver.


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