hwmon updates for v5.13
The most notable change is the removal of the amd_energy driver. It was
rendered all but unusable by making its attributes privileged-only to work
around a security issue. A suggested remedy was rejected by AMD, so the
only real solution was to remove the driver. For the future, we'll have
to make sure that no privileged-access-only drivers are accepted into the
hwmon subsystem in the first place. The hwmon ABI document was updated
- Added driver for MAX15301
- Added driver for BluTek BPA-RS600
- Added driver for fsp-3y PSUs and PDUs
- Added driver for Infineon IR36021
- Added driver for ST STPDDC60
- Added support for TI TPS53676 to tps53679 driver
- Introduced PMBUS symbol namespace
This was made necessary by a suggestion to use its exported functions
from outside the hwmon subsystem.
- Minor improvements and bug fixes
- Driver for NZXT Kraken X42/X52/X62/X72
- Added support for Intel D5005 to intel-m10-bmc-hwmon driver
- Added support for NCT6686D to nct6683 driver
- Converted sch5627 and amd9240 drivers to hwmon_device_register_with_info()
- Added support for fan drawers capability and present registers to mlxreg-fan
- Added Dell Latitude E7440 to fan control whitelist in dell-smm driver
- Replaced snprintf in show functions with sysfs_emit
Done with coccinelle script for all drivers to preempt endless per-driver
submissions of the same change.
- Use kobj_to_dev()
Another coccinelle based change to preempt endless per-driver submissions
of the same change.
- Various minor fixes and improvements
hwmon: Remove amd_energy driver
Commit 60268b0e8258 ("hwmon: (amd_energy) modify the visibility of
the counters") restricted visibility of AMD energy counters to work
around a side-channel attack using energy data to determine which
instructions are executed. The attack is described in 'PLATYPUS:
Software-based Power Side-Channel Attacks on x86'. It relies on quick
and accurate energy readings.
This change made the counters provided by the amd_energy driver
effectively unusable for non-provileged users. However, unprivileged
read access is the whole point of hardware monitoring attributes.
An attempt to remedy the situation by limiting and randomizing access
to chip registers was rejected by AMD. Since the driver is for all
practical purposes unusable, remove it.
Cc: Naveen Krishna Chatradhi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <email@example.com>
Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <email@example.com>
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