Hardware Health Monitoring

Alan Robertson alanr at suse.com
Mon Apr 3 07:50:35 MDT 2000


Dominique Chabord wrote:
> 
> It 'd be nice to get a pointer to these projects from the Linux-ha.org home
> page. Wouldn't it ?
> 
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Dominik Kubla <dominik.kubla at uni-mainz.de>
> À : Tom Brown <tbrown at baremetal.com>
> Cc : phil at Stimpy.netroedge.com <phil at Stimpy.netroedge.com>; linux-ha at muc.de
> <linux-ha at muc.de>
> Date : lundi 3 avril 2000 07:56
> Objet : Re: Hardware Health Monitoring
> 
> >On Sun, Apr 02, 2000 at 12:57:06PM -0700, Tom Brown wrote:
> >>
> >> alternatively, for folks with simpler needs (e.g. more standard
> >> motherboards?) there's the lm78 module from the beowulf project ... it's
> >
> >Define standard if you please.
> >
> >> trivial to compile (one .c file) and install (insmod) ... IMHO the
> >> lm-sensors stuff is "a mess to deal with" in comparison ... e.g. big
> >> kernel changes and a reboot...
> >
> >The lm_sensors stuff is the the standard linux implementation for
> >hardware monitoring.  It is included in the 2.3.x kernel series.
> >So i advise anybody to use it with 2.2.x as well because that will
> >make transition to 2.4.x easier.
> >
> >I have been using lm_sensors for over one year now and i can't say that i
> >experienced any problems.  As for updating the kernel sources: i routinely
> >add a couple of patches to the kernel (eg. the I/O accounting from sysstat
> >and the latest nfs code) so i dare say it's not much of a problem to
> rebuild
> >lm_sensors modules after you recompile the kernel...


I put the lm_sensors project link on the Linux-HA home page yesterday
:-)


	-- Alan Robertson
	   alanr at suse.com



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