[lm-sensors] lm_sensors + IBM xseries 336

Darrick J. Wong djwong at us.ibm.com
Mon Apr 21 20:03:17 CEST 2008


On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 07:35:49PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:

> Better download the latest version of the script here:
> http://www.lm-sensors.org/browser/lm-sensors/trunk/prog/detect/sensors-detect?format=txt
> You can run it without installing it. It doesn't have the check for IBM
> systems, since it was updated to behave more safely. And a recent
> version has more chances to know about your hardware.
> 
> But I wouldn't hold my breath... As far as I know these IBM xseries
> servers do not have hardware monitoring chips.

If there's a BMC (the x336 has one) then the sensors can be read via
ipmitool because the hwmon controllers are wired to the BMC, not to
the system.

--D




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