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-Kernel driver adm1021
-=====================
-
-Supported chips:
- * Analog Devices ADM1021
- Prefix: 'adm1021'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the Analog Devices website
- * Analog Devices ADM1021A/ADM1023
- Prefix: 'adm1023'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the Analog Devices website
- * Genesys Logic GL523SM
- Prefix: 'gl523sm'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet:
- * Maxim MAX1617
- Prefix: 'max1617'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the Maxim website
- * Maxim MAX1617A
- Prefix: 'max1617a'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the Maxim website
- * National Semiconductor LM84
- Prefix: 'lm84'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the National Semiconductor website
- * Philips NE1617
- Prefix: 'max1617' (probably detected as a max1617)
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the Philips website
- * Philips NE1617A
- Prefix: 'max1617' (probably detected as a max1617)
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the Philips website
- * TI THMC10
- Prefix: 'thmc10'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the TI website
- * Onsemi MC1066
- Prefix: 'mc1066'
- Addresses scanned: I2C 0x18 - 0x1a, 0x29 - 0x2b, 0x4c - 0x4e
- Datasheet: Publicly available at the Onsemi website
-
-
-Authors:
- Frodo Looijaard <frodol@dds.nl>,
- Philip Edelbrock <phil@netroedge.com>
-
-Module Parameters
------------------
-
-* read_only: int
- Don't set any values, read only mode
-
-
-Description
------------
-
-The chips supported by this driver are very similar. The Maxim MAX1617 is
-the oldest; it has the problem that it is not very well detectable. The
-MAX1617A solves that. The ADM1021 is a straight clone of the MAX1617A.
-Ditto for the THMC10. From here on, we will refer to all these chips as
-ADM1021-clones.
-
-The ADM1021 and MAX1617A reports a die code, which is a sort of revision
-code. This can help us pinpoint problems; it is not very useful
-otherwise.
-
-ADM1021-clones implement two temperature sensors. One of them is internal,
-and measures the temperature of the chip itself; the other is external and
-is realised in the form of a transistor-like device. A special alarm
-indicates whether the remote sensor is connected.
-
-Each sensor has its own low and high limits. When they are crossed, the
-corresponding alarm is set and remains on as long as the temperature stays
-out of range. Temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius. Measurements
-are possible between -65 and +127 degrees, with a resolution of one degree.
-
-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!
-
-This driver only updates its values each 1.5 seconds; reading it more often
-will do no harm, but will return 'old' values. It is possible to make
-ADM1021-clones do faster measurements, but there is really no good reason
-for that.
-
-
-Netburst-based Xeon support
----------------------------
-
-Some Xeon processors based on the Netburst (early Pentium 4, from 2001 to
-2003) microarchitecture had real MAX1617, ADM1021, or compatible chips
-within them, with two temperature sensors. Other Xeon processors of this
-era (with 400 MHz FSB) had chips with only one temperature sensor.
-
-If you have such an old Xeon, and you get two valid temperatures when
-loading the adm1021 module, then things are good.
-
-If nothing happens when loading the adm1021 module, and you are certain
-that your specific Xeon processor model includes compatible sensors, you
-will have to explicitly instantiate the sensor chips from user-space. See
-method 4 in Documentation/i2c/instantiating-devices. Possible slave
-addresses are 0x18, 0x1a, 0x29, 0x2b, 0x4c, or 0x4e. It is likely that
-only temp2 will be correct and temp1 will have to be ignored.
-
-Previous generations of the Xeon processor (based on Pentium II/III)
-didn't have these sensors. Next generations of Xeon processors (533 MHz
-FSB and faster) lost them, until the Core-based generation which
-introduced integrated digital thermal sensors. These are supported by
-the coretemp driver.