Health Monitoring on Dell 600SC

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at
Sun Mar 8 01:04:21 PST 2009

On Sun, 8 Mar 2009, Polytropon wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Mar 2009 23:04:45 -0500 (EST), "Dan Mahoney, System Admin" <danm at> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I've got a dell 600SC in a remote location, and it's started freezing up
>> (I'm thinking I've got a dying fan).
> I'm not familiar with this special Dell system, but maybe the
> tools mbmon and healthd (from ports) can help you to monitor
> at least fan speeds and temperatures (as well as voltages).
> They're using the kernel's SMB facility.

pciconf -l -v doesn't show an smbus on this system, even with the kernel 
options compiled in.

healthd, I've tried, and it talks to some chips directly, but it hasn't 
been updated in forever.

bsdhwmon looks like it did two releases and went unsupported, reports this 
board as unsupported.

It would appear that older linux kernels find the hardware as follows on 
this link (I realize BSD and linux are 
different, but perhaps the output there could help someone to know if 
something there is supported).

Sadly, porting lm_sensors to BSD is hard because of all the kernel 
dependencies and abstraction.  But something more "universal" under BSD as 
opposed to several years-outdated ports would be REALLY COOL.



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