Parsing bug in sensord(8) (fwd)

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From: Richard Gooch <rgooch at>
To: Merlin Hughes <merlin at>
Cc: Frodo Looijaard <frodol at>
Subject: Parsing bug in sensord(8)
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  Hi, guys. I'm trying to use sensord(8) to maintain a RR database.
It's working fine on two machines, but on another machine I get the
following error in my syslog:

sensord: Error creating RRD file: /var/log/sensord.rrd: can't parse argument 'DS:2.0V:GAUGE:300:U:U'

I suspect the cause of this is that the "raw" feature names that the
motherboard provides are not simple ones like "in0", but instead are
things like "2.0V". Perhaps the '.' is confusing the parser in


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