pavelmachek (pavelmachek) wrote,
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hdaps documentation

IBM has an article at their developerworks website, describing how to use hdaps sensors in their thinkpads to enter "knock codes". (Pretty useless and potentially harddisk damaging feature, but hey, it looks like nice toy).

Unfortunately, the same IBM did not provide documentation to the sensors, and drivers had to be reverse-engineered from some IBM person describing code in plain english. We have half-working driver (does not work for my x60) that can't be properly supported because we have not seen the docs.

And now IBM uses the same (undocumented, reverse-engineered) driver to show how cool they are. Am I the only one to find it insulting?
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