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+Kernel driver lm78
+==================
+
+Supported chips:
+ * National Semiconductor LM78 / LM78-J
+ Prefix: 'lm78'
+ Addresses scanned: I2C 0x28 - 0x2f, ISA 0x290 (8 I/O ports)
+ Datasheet: Publicly available at the National Semiconductor website
+ http://www.national.com/
+ * National Semiconductor LM79
+ Prefix: 'lm79'
+ Addresses scanned: I2C 0x28 - 0x2f, ISA 0x290 (8 I/O ports)
+ Datasheet: Publicly available at the National Semiconductor website
+ http://www.national.com/
+
+Authors: Frodo Looijaard <frodol@dds.nl>
+ Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
+
+Description
+-----------
+
+This driver implements support for the National Semiconductor LM78, LM78-J
+and LM79. They are described as 'Microprocessor System Hardware Monitors'.
+
+There is almost no difference between the three supported chips. Functionally,
+the LM78 and LM78-J are exactly identical. The LM79 has one more VID line,
+which is used to report the lower voltages newer Pentium processors use.
+From here on, LM7* means either of these three types.
+
+The LM7* implements one temperature sensor, three fan rotation speed sensors,
+seven voltage sensors, VID lines, alarms, and some miscellaneous stuff.
+
+Temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius. An alarm is triggered once
+when the Overtemperature Shutdown limit is crossed; it is triggered again
+as soon as it drops below the Hysteresis value. A more useful behavior
+can be found by setting the Hysteresis value to +127 degrees Celsius; in
+this case, alarms are issued during all the time when the actual temperature
+is above the Overtemperature Shutdown value. Measurements are guaranteed
+between -55 and +125 degrees, with a resolution of 1 degree.
+
+Fan rotation speeds are reported in RPM (rotations per minute). An alarm is
+triggered if the rotation speed has dropped below a programmable limit. Fan
+readings can be divided by a programmable divider (1, 2, 4 or 8) to give
+the readings more range or accuracy. Not all RPM values can accurately be
+represented, so some rounding is done. With a divider of 2, the lowest
+representable value is around 2600 RPM.
+
+Voltage sensors (also known as IN sensors) report their values in volts.
+An alarm is triggered if the voltage has crossed a programmable minimum
+or maximum limit. Note that minimum in this case always means 'closest to
+zero'; this is important for negative voltage measurements. All voltage
+inputs can measure voltages between 0 and 4.08 volts, with a resolution
+of 0.016 volt.
+
+The VID lines encode the core voltage value: the voltage level your processor
+should work with. This is hardcoded by the mainboard and/or processor itself.
+It is a value in volts. When it is unconnected, you will often find the
+value 3.50 V here.
+
+If an alarm triggers, it will remain triggered until the hardware register
+is read at least once. This means that the cause for the alarm may
+already have disappeared! Note that in the current implementation, all
+hardware registers are read whenever any data is read (unless it is less
+than 1.5 seconds since the last update). This means that you can easily
+miss once-only alarms.
+
+The LM7* only updates its values each 1.5 seconds; reading it more often
+will do no harm, but will return 'old' values.