[lm-sensors] Sensors 3.0.3 on CentOS 5.2 (kernel 2.6.18) shows k8temp but no it87 data

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Fri Dec 26 12:17:37 CET 2008

Mark E. Hansen wrote:
> Some time ago, I upgraded my Linux machine to use a new motherboard:
> At that time, I was told (on this list) that my CentOS Linux kernel was
> too old for the 3.0.X version of the lm_sensors package. I've now upgraded
> the machine to CentOS 5.2, which includes the Linux kernel 2.6.18.
> I downloaded lm_sensors-3.0.3 from http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Download
> and built/installed successfully. This included some changes to the system's
> ld.so.conf to include /usr/local/lib on the system LD path.
> When I ran sensors-detect, it found the following:
>   It said it found 'ITE IT8716F Super IO Sensors', address 0x290,
>   driver 'it87'.
>   It also said it found an AMD K8 thermal sensor embedded with the CPU
>   (driver 'k8temp').
> I had it create the /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors file, which looks like
> this (sans the comments):
>   MODULE_0=it87
>   MODULE_1=k8temp
> I then created the /etc/init.d/lm_sensors file (as per the instructions)
> and started the service.
> I ran sensors -s (as root), but when I run sensors, the only output
> I get is this:
> k8temp-pci-00c3
> Adapter: PCI adapter
> Core0 Temp:  +33.0°C
> Core1 Temp:  +37.0°C
> Well, this appears to be showing me good CPU temps, but where is
> the rest of the it87 chip data? Did I miss a step?

The CentOS 2.6.18 kernel does not have the it87 driver.



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