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authorSrinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com>2013-05-17 23:42:03 +0000
committerZhang Rui <rui.zhang@intel.com>2013-06-18 06:27:57 +0800
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Thermal: Documentation for x86 package temperature thermal driver
Added documentation describing details of the x86 package temperature thermal driver. Signed-off-by: Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Zhang Rui <rui.zhang@intel.com>
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+Kernel driver: x86_pkg_temp_thermal
+===================
+
+Supported chips:
+* x86: with package level thermal management
+(Verify using: CPUID.06H:EAX[bit 6] =1)
+
+Authors: Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com>
+
+Reference
+---
+Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual (Jan, 2013):
+Chapter 14.6: PACKAGE LEVEL THERMAL MANAGEMENT
+
+Description
+---------
+
+This driver register CPU digital temperature package level sensor as a thermal
+zone with maximum two user mode configurable trip points. Number of trip points
+depends on the capability of the package. Once the trip point is violated,
+user mode can receive notification via thermal notification mechanism and can
+take any action to control temperature.
+
+
+Threshold management
+--------------------
+Each package will register as a thermal zone under /sys/class/thermal.
+Example:
+/sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone1
+
+This contains two trip points:
+- trip_point_0_temp
+- trip_point_1_temp
+
+User can set any temperature between 0 to TJ-Max temperature. Temperature units
+are in milli-degree Celsius. Refer to "Documentation/thermal/sysfs-api.txt" for
+thermal sys-fs details.
+
+Any value other than 0 in these trip points, can trigger thermal notifications.
+Setting 0, stops sending thermal notifications.
+
+Thermal notifications: To get kobject-uevent notifications, set the thermal zone
+policy to "user_space". For example: echo -n "user_space" > policy
+
+
+
+

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