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authorClemens Ladisch <clemens@ladisch.de>2010-01-10 20:52:34 +0100
committerJean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>2010-01-10 20:52:34 +0100
commitc5114a1cd6d84b2b3144c1c3e093c80ca6c30f47 (patch)
treef62563b5f10e2a2328065d4e71f33efa3cdb11be /Documentation
parent7e5eab1128a05b99b8c81c01ff6515a3ca25e5aa (diff)
hwmon: (k10temp) Blacklist more family 10h processors
The latest version of the Revision Guide for AMD Family 10h Processors lists two more processor revisions which may be affected by erratum 319. Change the blacklisting code to correctly detect those processors, by implementing AMD's recommended algorithm. Signed-off-by: Clemens Ladisch <clemens@ladisch.de> Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org> Cc: Andreas Herrmann <herrmann.der.user@googlemail.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/hwmon/k10temp b/Documentation/hwmon/k10temp
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+++ b/Documentation/hwmon/k10temp
@@ -3,8 +3,8 @@ Kernel driver k10temp
Supported chips:
* AMD Family 10h processors:
- Socket F: Quad-Core/Six-Core/Embedded Opteron
- Socket AM2+: Opteron, Phenom (II) X3/X4
+ Socket F: Quad-Core/Six-Core/Embedded Opteron (but see below)
+ Socket AM2+: Quad-Core Opteron, Phenom (II) X3/X4, Athlon X2 (but see below)
Socket AM3: Quad-Core Opteron, Athlon/Phenom II X2/X3/X4, Sempron II
Socket S1G3: Athlon II, Sempron, Turion II
* AMD Family 11h processors:
@@ -36,10 +36,15 @@ Description
This driver permits reading of the internal temperature sensor of AMD
Family 10h and 11h processors.
-All these processors have a sensor, but on older revisions of Family 10h
-processors, the sensor may return inconsistent values (erratum 319). The
-driver will refuse to load on these revisions unless you specify the
-"force=1" module parameter.
+All these processors have a sensor, but on those for Socket F or AM2+,
+the sensor may return inconsistent values (erratum 319). The driver
+will refuse to load on these revisions unless you specify the "force=1"
+module parameter.
+Due to technical reasons, the driver can detect only the mainboard's
+socket type, not the processor's actual capabilities. Therefore, if you
+are using an AM3 processor on an AM2+ mainboard, you can safely use the
+"force=1" parameter.
There is one temperature measurement value, available as temp1_input in
sysfs. It is measured in degrees Celsius with a resolution of 1/8th degree.

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