[lm-sensors] W38795ADG sensors.conf for SuperMicro C7X58/X8SAX

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at hmh.eng.br
Mon Oct 4 13:05:07 CEST 2010


On Sun, 03 Oct 2010, Jean Delvare wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Oct 2010 23:41:01 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Please add this to the lm-sensors wiki, and any relevant userspace config
> > files being shipped in lm-sensors userspace.
> 
> Thanks for your contribution.
> 
> http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Configurations/SuperMicro/C7X58
> http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Configurations/SuperMicro/X8SAX
> 
> Just one question: what's the point of having a "w83627dhg-*" section
> in the configuration file, given that you don't want to load the
> w83627ehf driver in the first place, if it's useless on this board?

Because sensors-detect will find it...  also, there is something useful
hooked to the w83627dhg, in GP31.  I wanted to document that.  I didn't
check whether the w83627ehf driver exports the gpio pins or not.

> > The BIOS does not set the correct limits for VTT, but it is wired.
> 
> Why don't you set the limits in the configuration file then?

I don't know what are the safe VTT limits for the processors supported on
this board.  The board supports every LGA1366 processor (Core i7, Xeons
3500,3600,5500 and 5600 sequences, although the 3600/5600 and latest i7 are
only supported on rev 2.0 of the board (which I don't have).

> > I still haven't found how the PWM outputs are wired in this board, though,
> > due to my mix of PWM and non-PWM fans I cannot enable fan control.
> 
> Note that I did not review that part of the driver yet, and I know
> there are a few oddities there. The BIOS-defined automatic control
> works OK on my board, but if you attempt to tweak it using the driver,
> I can't guarantee it will work OK.

I am leaving it untouched for now, as well.

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  Henrique Holschuh




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