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SMSC SCH5627 Super I/O chips include complete hardware monitoring
capabilities. They can monitor up to 5 voltages, 4 fans and 8 temperatures.
+The SMSC SCH5627 hardware monitoring part also contains an integrated
+watchdog. In order for this watchdog to function some motherboard specific
+initialization most be done by the BIOS, so if the watchdog is not enabled
+by the BIOS the sch5627 driver will not register a watchdog device.
+
The hardware monitoring part of the SMSC SCH5627 is accessed by talking
through an embedded microcontroller. An application note describing the
protocol for communicating with the microcontroller is available upon