SLES 11 SP3 x86_64 kernel misses w83627ehf kernel driver to support hwmon features.
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The W83627DHG-P super I/O chips provide support for hardware monitoring features such as for example Fan and Temperature sensors.
The Linux kernel driver to control these sensors is the w83627ehf.ko driver. Although the x86_64 kernel sources for this driver existed, the driver itself was not included in the x86_64 kernel, but was included with the x86 kernel.
As per the kernel release notes :
x86: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for x86
x86_64: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for AMD64 & Intel 64
It was an oversight that it was not also added to x86_64.
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- Creation Date: 10-Sep-2014
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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