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Re: CVS commit: src

On Mon, 13 Dec 2010, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 04:13:03AM +0000, Paul Goyette wrote:
Module Name:    src
Committed By:   pgoyette
Date:           Sat Dec 11 04:13:03 UTC 2010

Modified Files:
        src/share/man/man4: swsensor.4
        src/sys/dev/sysmon: swsensor.c

Log Message:
Enhance the swsensor(4) pseudo-device's capabilities to emulate more
sensor types

Can you briefly note what is the purpose of this?

What can be done with swsensor(4)?

swsensor(4) probably not very useful in a production environment. The primary use is as a diagnostic and debugging tool.

One of the first requests I received when I joined the developer ranks was to provide a mechanism for triggering sensor events in a controlled manner, without requiring specific hardware. It has been quite useful recently in tracking down a couple of obscure bugs.

swsensor(4) will also become an integral part of some soon-to-be-added atf regression tests.

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