[Fwd: About IBM x323 and lm_sensors]

Mark D. Studebaker mds at paradyne.com
Sat Aug 30 19:41:15 CEST 2003


Because we don't have the info from IBM to discriminate which systems have the 24RF08 chip
we unfortunately have no choice but to blacklist all of them.
If you would like to bypass this at your own risk you can
modify the code in i2c-piix4.c.

More info is available here:


http://www2.lm-sensors.nu/~lm78/cvs/lm_sensors2/README.thinkpad

Good luck.
mds



Philip Edelbrock wrote:
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> Hallo!
> 
> I started to manage serveral IBM xseries servers, some of them having
> ServerWorks OSB4 chipset running Linux kernel 2.4.22, like this
> 
> SvrWks OSB4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:0f.1
> SvrWks OSB4: chipset revision 0
> SvrWks OSB4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
> 
> I have been using some time ago lm_sensors and it worked for me nice on
> common PIIX and VIA chipset motherbords.
> 
> Now, i just compiled the 2.4.22 kernel and also following closely
> instructions the i2c and lm_sensors. I guess that my problem is not
> so to say 'unresolved symbols' but something else. Loading i2c-piix4
> module it says that i got IBM Laptop etc
> 
> i2c-piix4.o version 2.8.0 (20030714)
> Found ServerWorks OSB4 South Bridge device
> dmi_scan.o version 2.8.0 (20030714)
> dmi_scan.o: SM BIOS found
> i2c-piix4.o: IBM Laptop detected; this module may corrupt
>             your serial eeprom! Refusing to load module!
> 
> I must say that i am aware of the problem with IBM Thinkpads and i
> believed that this problem ise espessially related to chips they use in
> laptops. Also i read that for safety reasons are hardcoded into lm_sensors
> to stop when it detects IBM as a system manufacturer from BIOS.
> 
> Could you please tell me is there some reasonable way to start using
> lm_sensors v. 2.8.0 on IBM x323 servers? I couldnt yet find out whether
> these servers really contain the problematic Atmel 24RF08 eeprom.
> 
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Imre Oolberg
> 
> 
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