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On 09/20/2016 10:04 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 09/20/2016 01:01 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote:
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>> On 09/20/2016 02:59 PM, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> OK, sounds good.  I looked back in the notes for this project and we had
>> originally considered using a PMBus driver but ran into the kernel
>> documentation, noted the missing control features, and I subsequently
> 
> It is always useful to talk with the maintainer.

I'll keep that in mind next time.  This particular area of the kernel
seems much more responsive than some of the others that we've had the
misfortune of trying to work with; multiple weeks of delay for a
response to a simple two line patch tends to turn one off of the mailing
lists...

>> misinterpreted the datasheet using the kernel docs as a reference.  This
>> is why the hwmon driver was implemented.
>>
> 
> I am still not sure I understand what irked you off in the datasheet.
> Is it the "supports a subset of the commands defined in the PMBus
> Specfication" ? If so, please keep in mind that every single chip
> supporting PMBus will only support a subset of PMBus commands.

Yes, I definitely understand that now.  This was the line that, when
taken out of context and compared against the kernel documentation,
caused an incorrect assumption on my part.

>> Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
>>
> Sure, I'll let you know.
> 
> Thanks,
> Guenter
> 


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