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Old 08-28-2011, 01:46 AM
Erik de Castro Lopo
Default Bug#580832: Fanspeed at 100% at mininal load

Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> Hi,
> maximilian attems wrote:
> > they used to be hardcoded loaded by initramfs.
> >
> > thought that powerpc plattform code had catched up and
> > that udev would just load them.
> Sorry for the long silence. It looks like after the fix to
> Bug#603981, this is hardcoded again.
> Meanwhile, upstream there was v2.6.38-rc1~405^2~3 (powerpc/powermac:
> Make auto-loading of therm_pm72 possible, 2010-12-05), which
> unfortunately only affects therm_pm72 and not the windfarm_* modules.

I'm currently running unstable on my G5 Mac. I've just upgraded
to the 3.0.0 kernel (from the debian package) and if I remove
the "windfarm_core" line from /etc/modules, the machine boots
up and runs without excessive fan noise.

Looks like this is fixed, at least for my machine.

> Erik, any news? Is the current hack good enough?

Seems to be.

> Do you know if
> anyone has contacted upstream about this?

I sent a couple fof emails but didn't even receive and ACK.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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