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Re: Proposed changes to the dbcool(4) driver
In article <Pine.NEB.4.64.1002260647120.28232%quicky.whooppee.com@localhost>,
Paul Goyette <paul%whooppee.com@localhost> wrote:
>I posted this to tech-kern@ last week, with no comments. Based on the
>lack of responses, I've gone ahead and made the proposed changes. I'll
>commit these in a few days unless there's some significant objection.
>When the dbcool(4) driver was commited, sysmon_envsys(9) did not have
>the ability to retrieve and set sensor limit values in the hardware
>device. As a result, dbcool had a separate user interface, using
>sysctl(8), for this purpose.
>Now that sysmon_envsys has grown the required capability (and it is
>actually working!), I'd like to remove the bulk of the sysctl interface
>from the dbcool driver, and provide that functionality using sysmon's
>capabilities. (I'll leave intact the ability to control the fan-speed
>PWM controllers, since there's still no viable alternative.)
>Does anyone see any reason to leave the sysctl interface in place? If
>we do leave it, can/should it be enabled/disabled using
> #define DBCOOL_SYSCTL
>My preference would be to remove the sensor limit sysctl completely.
I vote to remove it!
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