Hardware Monitoring Driver Updates Land In Linux 6.2

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 17 December 2022 at 12:00 AM EST. 1 Comment
The hardware monitoring "HWMON" subsystem updates were merged earlier this week for the ongoing Linux 6.2 merge window.

Many of the prominent HWMON changes for Linux 6.2 have already been discussed in prior articles on Phoronix. Among the work includes the new OneXPlayer sensor/fan driver support for supporting a few of the AMD-powered handheld gaming console models. These devices are running Windows by default but at least the Linux support appears to be in good shape, including for its latest AMD Ryzen model.

The HWMON pull for Linux 6.2 also adds a new driver for the Ampere Computing SMpro co-processor driver with that hardware monitoring support now in place. This new driver does allow setting a SoC power limit among its other capabilities.

Meanwhile the ASUS hardware monitoring sensor driver has added support for additional motherboards. Among the additional ASUS motherboards now supported by this open-source Linux driver are the ProArt B550-CREATOR, ProArt Z490-CREATOR 10G, ROG CROSSHAIR VIII EXTREME, ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI), TUF GAMING B550M-E, TUF GAMING B550M-E (WI-FI), and TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS WIFI II.

The Aquacomputer driver meanwhile added support for temperature sensor offsets and flow sensor pulses, the Intel coretemp driver added support for dynamic target and Tj max values, and various other fixes throughout this subsystem.

See this pull request for the list of HWMON patches now merged in Linux 6.2.
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