I've been trying to figure out what devices the specific sensor chip type ..._hwmon-pci-... is used for. In this case, say it's ath10k_hwmon-pci-140. I can't find this documented, I saw some references that it could be a wifi chip sensor, but on this system, it's not a wifi chip as far as I know. I had initially assumed it might be a type of gpu sensor, like amdgpu, nouveau, or radeon, but now I don't believe that assumption is correct, but I cannot find documentation that says what the hwmon class of sensor chips actually are used for and with. The other sensors are all roughly obvious, but the specific '..._hwmon-pci' type I cannot figure out. I read some of the kernel docs on various chip sensor vendors, but that did not really explain it to me either.
Note I am not asking about other sensor chips (like board, cpu, disktemp, nvme, gpu sensors, etc), I know what those do, and what they generally are associated with, I'm asking about the specific '..._hwmon-...' type sensor chips only.
k10temp-pci-00d3 Adapter: PCI adapter Tctl: +27.5°C Tdie: +27.5°C ath10k_hwmon-pci-1400 Adapter: PCI adapter temp1: +50.0°C k10temp-pci-00c3 Adapter: PCI adapter Tctl: +30.5°C Tdie: +30.5°C Tccd1: +28.5°C Tccd2: +27.8°C Tccd3: +28.8°C
If anyone can explain the types of devices these ..._hwmon chips are used in, that would be helpful, thanks.
In other words, in the above sample, what devices would it be likely that the ath10k_hwmon-pci-1400 sensor chip is referring to? I know it's not the cpu, or the internal cpu dies, and I do not believe this system even is using a monitor, so it's unlikely though not impossible that it's a gpu chip sensor for a non nvidia/amd/intel gpu. I also don't think it's a wifi device. But I don't know.