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authorJean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>2006-01-18 22:39:48 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2006-02-06 12:02:15 -0800
commitc5e3fbf22ccba0879b174fab7ec0e322b1266c2c (patch)
parente53004e20a58e9d28347e02adccb37a33e0d771a (diff)
[PATCH] hwmon: Fix reboot on it87 driver load
Only scan I2C address 0x2d. This is the default address and no IT87xxF chip was ever seen on I2C at a different address. These chips are better accessed through their ISA interface anyway. This fixes bug #5889, although it doesn't address the whole class of problems. We'd need the ability to blacklist arbitrary I2C addresses on systems known to contain I2C devices which behave badly when probed. Plan the I2C interface for removal as well. If nobody complains within a year, it will confirm my impression that the I2C interface isn't actually needed by anyone. Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
3 files changed, 16 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
index 4d4897c8ef9..b730d765b52 100644
--- a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
@@ -162,3 +162,12 @@ What: pci_module_init(driver)
When: January 2007
Why: Is replaced by pci_register_driver(pci_driver).
Who: Richard Knutsson <ricknu-0@student.ltu.se> and Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
+What: I2C interface of the it87 driver
+When: January 2007
+Why: The ISA interface is faster and should be always available. The I2C
+ probing is also known to cause trouble in at least one case (see
+ bug #5889.)
+Who: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
diff --git a/Documentation/hwmon/it87 b/Documentation/hwmon/it87
index 7f42e441c64..9555be1ed99 100644
--- a/Documentation/hwmon/it87
+++ b/Documentation/hwmon/it87
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ Supported chips:
* IT8712F
Prefix: 'it8712'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x28 - 0x2f
+ Addresses scanned: I2C 0x2d
from Super I/O config space (8 I/O ports)
Datasheet: Publicly available at the ITE website
diff --git a/drivers/hwmon/it87.c b/drivers/hwmon/it87.c
index 0da7c9c508c..e87d52c5994 100644
--- a/drivers/hwmon/it87.c
+++ b/drivers/hwmon/it87.c
@@ -45,8 +45,7 @@
/* Addresses to scan */
-static unsigned short normal_i2c[] = { 0x28, 0x29, 0x2a, 0x2b, 0x2c, 0x2d,
- 0x2e, 0x2f, I2C_CLIENT_END };
+static unsigned short normal_i2c[] = { 0x2d, I2C_CLIENT_END };
static unsigned short isa_address;
/* Insmod parameters */
@@ -830,6 +829,11 @@ static int it87_detect(struct i2c_adapter *adapter, int address, int kind)
if ((err = i2c_attach_client(new_client)))
goto ERROR2;
+ if (!is_isa)
+ dev_info(&new_client->dev, "The I2C interface to IT87xxF "
+ "hardware monitoring chips is deprecated. Please "
+ "report if you still rely on it.\n");
/* Check PWM configuration */
enable_pwm_interface = it87_check_pwm(new_client);