Subject: SMBus support
To: NetBSD TechKern <>
From: Matthew Fincham <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/19/2003 17:47:14

Earlier today I posted (to NetBSD-users) about a driver for the National
Semiconductor LM85 hardware monitor. It appears I missed the crucial point -
the LM85 does not have an ISA interface (like the LM78) but a SMBus
interface. So I guess I have two questions:

* What support for the SMBus if offered by NetBSD? (1.6)
* If none, is there another way to speak to the device? I read a post about
a program "mbmon" which "accesses the PCI bus and polls SMBus devices from
there". Is this a viable option?

Many thanks
Matthew Fincham