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authorMichael Arndt <michael@scriptkiller.de>2013-02-17 19:51:20 (GMT)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2013-02-18 21:55:24 (GMT)
commit29e5507ae4ab34397f538f06b7070c81a4e4a2bf (patch)
tree6ac51b0113c909e2e5f7fabe8fdabc33bfee04da /Documentation/w1
parent9c95bb6f25ff802081125f24bf0c756252fa27b2 (diff)
w1: w1_therm: Add force-pullup option for "broken" sensors
Signed-off-by: Michael Arndt <michael@scriptkiller.de> Acked-by: Evgeniy Polyakov <zbr@ioremap.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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@@ -34,9 +34,16 @@ currently supported. The driver also doesn't support reduced
precision (which would also reduce the conversion time).
The module parameter strong_pullup can be set to 0 to disable the
-strong pullup or 1 to enable. If enabled the 5V strong pullup will be
-enabled when the conversion is taking place provided the master driver
-must support the strong pullup (or it falls back to a pullup
+strong pullup, 1 to enable autodetection or 2 to force strong pullup.
+In case of autodetection, the driver will use the "READ POWER SUPPLY"
+command to check if there are pariste powered devices on the bus.
+If so, it will activate the master's strong pullup.
+In case the detection of parasite devices using this command fails
+(seems to be the case with some DS18S20) the strong pullup can
+be force-enabled.
+If the strong pullup is enabled, the master's strong pullup will be
+driven when the conversion is taking place, provided the master driver
+does support the strong pullup (or it falls back to a pullup
resistor). The DS18b20 temperature sensor specification lists a
maximum current draw of 1.5mA and that a 5k pullup resistor is not
sufficient. The strong pullup is designed to provide the additional

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