Monitoring temperature with acpi (sysctls)
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Jul 27 14:05:57 UTC 2006
On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 03:31:56PM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Roland Smith wrote:
> >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;
> I did and it only worked for my on an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe. ASUS
> A8N32-SLI Deluxe evidently uses another IO chip (or e newer revision)
> and on my lab's i386 ASUS P800 system I have the same problem, neither
> ACPI, smbus nor anything else seems to work or obtain temperature/fan speed.
> It's funny, on those boxes xmbmon/mbmon worked fine I also saw ACPI
> thermal zones and fan speed (expecially my older ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe).
My ASUS K8V DeLuxe doesn't work with ACPI; there is no hw.acpi.thermal
The only thing that seems to work is mbmon via the ISA interface. Trying
SMBus gives nonsense values.
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