My USB one wire adapter (USB9097) arrived today.
Dmesg on my Fedora 17 workstation reports the following.
 usb 3-2.4: new full-speed USB device number 10 using xhci_hcd
 usb 3-2.4: New USB device found, idVendor=1a86, idProduct=7523
 usb 3-2.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
 usb 3-2.4: Product: USB2.0-Serial
Linux XPS.localdomain 3.6.7-4.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 20 19:40:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
The device shipment included a mini CDROM. I have no idea what is on it.
I won't have any time to play with it until Sunday.
Also, Google "Linux kernel 9097 one wire", without the quotes.
I am not sure if I am going to use the owfs package or handle my own IO by speaking directly to the device/senors from my (Python ?) application.
I'm all for Linux/Unix file type I/O, I'm just wondering if it would be faster and easier to speak directly to the temp sensors themselves. It seems overkill to implement a fs just for temp sensors. Then again, that is the Unix/Linux way.
Any feedback here ?
FYI, owfs does not appear in the Fedora 17 stable repository.