[PATCH] hwmon: (it87) Add support for the ITE IT8720F Bug: #357766

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Tue Mar 2 20:17:18 UTC 2010

David Partington wrote:
> On 03/02/2010 01:24 PM, Stefan Bader wrote:
>> <removed old conversation to clean things up>
>> Hi David,
>> ok, so this is a bug that still exists in the current upstream code.
>> So this
>> should be reported there. You can do that yourself or I can forward
>> the patch on
>> your behalf.
>> What you also should do is to add a new bug (with "ubuntu-bug linux")
>> because
>> the report you reference is about adding support for newer chipsets
>> while the
>> problem seems to have existed before.
>> One question, for clarification: did you compile yourself a kernel to
>> test
>> whether the results after the change are what you would expect? If no,
>> we might
>> provide you a test kernel before proceeding. If yes, this can be
>> documented in
>> the bug report.
>> When the patch has been accepted upstream, it can be picked up by
>> upstream
>> stable maintainers and finally find its way back into the Ubuntu
>> kernel. I know
>> its a long way. :) But it helps to make sure things get fixed for
>> others too.
>> Regards,
>> Stefan
> Stephan,
> I want to test it, but do not have the necessary .h files.  I do not
> believe the whole kernel needs to be recomplied as the it87 module is a
> .ko (kernel object) file that is loaded via modprobe or via the modules
> file in /etc.  If you can point me to were to get the necessary .h files
> that would be great.  I did download the .git tool and have reviewed the
> Kernel Team Git Guide.  Not being a member of the Kernel team, I did not
> think I could use this approach.
> Regards, David


unfortunately it must be completely recompiled as the kernel uses versioned
function calls. If you want to spend the time and effort you can access the git
trees (you only cannot write back to them). Alternatively I could offer to
compile you a kernel when you create a bug report. ;-)


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