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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/10] i8k: Autodetect maximal fan speed and fan RPM multiplier
On 12/21/2014 11:54 AM, Pali Rohár wrote:
> This patch adds new function i8k_get_fan_nominal_speed() for doing SMM call
> which will return nominal fan RPM for specified fan speed. It returns nominal
> RPM value at which fan operate when speed (0, 1, 2, 3) is set. It looks like
> RPM value is not accurate, but still provides very useful information.
>
> First it can be used to validate if certain fan speed could be accepted by SMM
> for setting fan speed and we can use this routine to detect maximal fan speed.
>
> Second it returns RPM value, so we can check if value looks correct with
> multiplier 30 or multiplier 1 (until now only these two multiplier were used).
> If RPM value with multiplier 30 is too high, then multiplier 1 is used.
>
> In case when SMM reports that new function is not supported we will fallback
> to old hardcoded values. Maximal fan speed would be 2 and RPM multiplier 30.
>
> Signed-off-by: Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@gmail.com>
> Tested-by: Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@gmail.com>

As mentioned earlier, we can unfortunately not rely on fan speed range
auto-detection. Maybe you can take that part out for now, and we can look
at it again separately.

Thanks,
Guenter



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