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From: jaap aarts <>
To: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: Where to place my driver
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2020 12:42:55 +0200
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> So those tie into the led subsystem?
OK I did not expect that to be a thing, seems like that is what I need.

> start with drivers/hwmon/ and if the developers there don't think that
> it should be there, let them tell you where to put it :)
I will be on holiday until end of next week, I will send in the first 3 patches
for fan support when I'm back home.
I will add temps and LED later on.
Maybe I will also add fan/pump speed curve, maybe.

Thanks :)

Jaap Aarts

On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 at 08:13, Greg KH <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:26:33PM +0200, jaap aarts wrote:
> > Hello kernel newbies,
> >
> > I am currently writing a driver for asetek 6th gen CPU coolers.
> > Communication to these coolers goes via USB, but 3/4 (but not all!!)
> > metrics are hwmon metrics.
> > There is a case for either USB or hwmon but I don't know where I am
> > supposed to put my driver.
> > There is also the 1/4, RGB controls, these obviously don't fit in
> > hwmon, but I don't know where to put these kinds of controls in the
> > filesystem.
> So those tie into the led subsystem?
> > If anyone could help me with these 2 choices I can start submitting my
> > first code (I already have fan control working).
> start with drivers/hwmon/ and if the developers there don't think that
> it should be there, let them tell you where to put it :)
> Also, when submitting the driver, as it talks USB, be sure to cc: the
> mailing list to get those driver author's
> review.
> good luck!
> greg k-h

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2020-06-23 20:26 jaap aarts
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