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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH] thermal: rockchip: enable hwmon
Hi Stefan,

On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 4:59 AM Stefan Schaeckeler <schaecsn@gmx.net> wrote:
>
> Hello Amit,
>
> > On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM Stefan Schaeckeler <schaecsn@gmx.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > By default, of-based thermal drivers do not enable hwmon.
> > > Explicitly enable hwmon for both, the soc and gpu temperature
> > > sensor.
> >
> > Is there any reason you need to expose this in hwmon?
>
> Why hwmon:
>
> The soc embedds temperature sensors and hwmon is the standard way to expose
> sensors.

Let me rephrase - is there something in the hwmon subsystem that is
needed that isn't provided by the thermal subsystem inside
/sys/class/thermal?

> Sensors exposed by hwmon are automagically found by userland clients. Users
> want to run sensors(1) and expect them to show up.
>

That is a good point. In which case, I wonder if we should just fix
this in of-thermal.c instead of requiring individual drivers to do
write boilerplate code. I'm thinking of a flag that the driver could
set to enable the thermal_hwmon interface for of-thermal drivers.

> Why in rockchip_thermal.c:
>
> drivers/thermal/ provides a high-level hwmon api in thermal_hwmon.[hc] which is
> used by at least these thermal drivers: rcar_gen3_thermal.c, rcar_thermal.c,
> st/stm_thermal.c, and broadcom/bcm2835_thermal.c. I want to hook up
> rockchip_thermal.c exactly the same way.
>
> Apparently, other architectures hook up the cpu temperature sensors to hwmon
> elsewhere. Most seem to do this in hwmon/, e.g. hwmon/coretemp.c. These drivers
> are written from scratch. Utilizing thermal_hwmon.[ch] for chips which have
> already drivers in drivers/thermal/ seems to be more elegant.
>
> Stefan

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