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From: Fenghua Yu on 22 Jul 2010 12:30
Document for package level thermal hwmon driver.
Signed-off-by: Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu(a)intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Len Brown <len.brown(a)intel.com>
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+Kernel driver pkgtemp
+ * Intel family
+ Prefix: 'pkgtemp'
+ Datasheet: Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual
+ Volume 3A: System Programming Guide
+Author: Fenghua Yu
+This driver permits reading package level temperature sensor embedded inside
+Intel CPU package. The sensors can be in core, uncore, memroy controller, or
+other componenets in a package. The feature is first implemented in Intel Sandy
+Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius and measurement resolution is
+1 degree C. Valid temperatures are from 0 to TjMax degrees C, because the actual
+value of temperature register is in fact a delta from TjMax.
+Temperature known as TjMax is the maximum junction temperature of package.
+Intel defines this temperature as 125C. At this temperature, protection
+mechanism will perform actions to forcibly cool down the processor. Alarm
+may be raised, if the temperature grows enough (more than TjMax) to trigger
+the Out-Of-Spec bit. Following table summarizes the exported sysfs files:
+temp1_input - Package temperature (in millidegrees Celsius).
+temp1_crit - Maximum junction temperature (in millidegrees Celsius).
+temp1_crit_alarm - Set when Out-of-spec bit is set, never clears.
+ Correct CPU operation is no longer guaranteed.
+temp1_label - Contains string "Pysical package id X", where X is physical
+ package id.
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