[Beowulf] SuperMicro and lm_sensors

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Thu Jun 19 11:50:25 PDT 2008

In message from "Bernard Li" <bernard at vanhpc.org> (Thu, 19 Jun 2008 
11:28:08 -0700):
>Hi David:
>On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 6:50 AM, Lombard, David N
><dnlombar at ichips.intel.com> wrote:
>> Did you look for /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/temperature  The glob is 
>> your BIOS-defined ID.  If it does exist, that's the value that 
>> /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/trip_points
>> See also /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/*/polling_frequency
>I have always wondered about /proc/acpi/thermal_zone.  I noticed that
>on some servers, the files exist, but on others, that directory is
>empty.  I guess this is dependent on whether the BIOS exposes the
>information to the kernel?  Or are there modules that I need to
>install to get it working?

AFAIK it depends from BIOS. On my Tyan S2932 w/last BIOS version this 
directory is empty.


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