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* [RFC] hwmon: add support for IT8686E to it87.c
@ 2019-11-30  2:11 Corey Ashford
  2019-11-30  4:17 ` Guenter Roeck
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 11+ messages in thread
From: Corey Ashford @ 2019-11-30  2:11 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-hwmon, Jean Delvare

Hello folks.  I am running a newly-built system that uses an IT8686E
chip.  Currently, the latest kernel from kernel.org doesn't have code
in drivers/hwmon/it87.c to support it, however, I found some source on
the net which has added support for quite a few more variants of that
brand of Super I/O chip:
https://github.com/xdarklight/hwmon-it87/blob/master/it87.c
I tried it out by building the module and "insmod"ing it into my
running system, and it appears to work fine.

It seems the original developer had a difficult time pushing the
changes upstream, so he abandoned the project.

My thought was that I could add support for just the IT8686E chip as a
single patch, and since I can test it locally I would have a better
chance of getting the patch accepted.  The changes to the source at
the above git tree have quite a number of changes that aren't really
necessary for supporting the IT8686E chip, so I think the patch could
be pretty small, but will still credit the original author.

What are your thoughts on this?  Is there a better path to go?

Thanks for your consideration,

- Corey

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2019-11-30  2:11 [RFC] hwmon: add support for IT8686E to it87.c Corey Ashford
2019-11-30  4:17 ` Guenter Roeck
2019-11-30  4:48   ` Corey Ashford
2019-12-02 14:32     ` Guenter Roeck
2019-12-02 17:07       ` Corey Ashford
2019-12-02 17:52         ` Guenter Roeck
2019-12-02 22:33           ` Corey Ashford
2019-12-02 23:09             ` Guenter Roeck
2019-12-03  0:39               ` Corey Ashford
2019-12-11 11:34                 ` Reimundo Heluani
2019-12-11 17:19                   ` Guenter Roeck

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