Monitoring temperature with acpi (sysctls)

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Jul 27 08:29:32 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 02:52:53PM -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> David Duchscher wrote:
> >
> >On Jul 26, 2006, at 11:09 AM, Bruno Ducrot wrote:
> >>Does this one support IPMI?
> >
> >Yes, the Supermicro PDSMi supports the IPMI 2.0 module and I can
> >confirm that it works with the IPMI ported driver from current on
> >6.1.  The module is optional so you will have to purchase one for
> >the system, around 0. You will also need the latest BIOS loaded on
> >the motherboard for it to work.
> >
> >
> I don't want to spend $50 extra per system, just so i can read the 
> temperature, and not even use any of the IPMI functions. I need a simple 
> and scriptable way to get the values, acpi sysctls are ideal for this.

Have you tried ports/sysutils/mbmon?

It can try to get the values in different ways, e.g. accessing the chip
directly, smbus or isa. It is easily scriptable. I use it in combination
with gnuplot in a shell-script to make a graph of the CPU and
motherboard temperatures; 

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