sensors report all zero readings on Dell PowerEdge 830

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Mon Oct 22 07:17:33 CDT 2007


try using ipmitools 

apt-get install ipmitools 
combined with munin you get nice graphics. 

ipmisensor plugin is found on the munin exchange page. 


Louis
 

>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
>[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] Namens Greg Vickers
>Verzonden: maandag 22 oktober 2007 13:44
>Aan: linux-poweredge at dell.com
>Onderwerp: sensors report all zero readings on Dell PowerEdge 830
>
>Hi,
>
>I have installed lm-sensors v2.10.1-3 on a Dell PowerEdge 830 with
>Debian Etch (stable) installed on it.  (This version is the version of
>lm-sensors that is part of Debian Etch.)  sensors-detect works and
>detects the i801 chipset:
>
><snip>
>Next adapter: SMBus I801 adapter at 08c0
>Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively):
>Client found at address 0x08
>Client found at address 0x2e
>Handled by driver `lm85' (already loaded), chip type `lm85'
>Client found at address 0x44
>Probing for `Maxim MAX6633/MAX6634/MAX6635'...              No
>Client found at address 0x50
>Handled by driver `eeprom' (already loaded), chip type `eeprom'
>Client found at address 0x52
>Handled by driver `eeprom' (already loaded), chip type `eeprom'
>Client found at address 0x60
>Client found at address 0x69
><snip>
>#----cut here----
># I2C adapter drivers
>i2c-i801
># Chip drivers
>lm85
>eeprom
>#----cut here----
>
>So those modules are loaded successfully:
># lsmod | egrep "i801|eeprom|i2c|lm85"
>i2c_dev                 8548  0
>eeprom                  7024  0
>lm85                   27556  0
>hwmon_vid               2784  1 lm85
>i2c_i801                7468  0
>i2c_core               19680  4 i2c_dev,eeprom,lm85,i2c_i801
>
>Output from dmesg:
># dmesg | grep i2c
>i2c_adapter i2c-0: Unrecognized version/stepping 0x68 
>Defaulting to LM85.
>i2c /dev entries driver
>
>But when I run sensors:
># sensors
>lm85-i2c-0-2e
>Adapter: SMBus I801 adapter at 08c0
>V1.5:       +0.00 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +3.32 V)
>VCore:      +0.00 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +2.99 V)
>V3.3:       +0.00 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.38 V)
>V5:        +0.00 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +6.64 V)
>V12:       +0.00 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max = +15.94 V)
>CPU_Fan:      0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)                     ALARM
>fan2:         0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)                     ALARM
>fan3:         0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)                     ALARM
>fan4:         0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM)                     ALARM
>CPU Temp:     +0 C  (low  =  -127 C, high =  +127 C)
>Board Temp:   +0 C  (low  =  -127 C, high =  +127 C)
>Remote Temp:  +0 C  (low  =  -127 C, high =  +127 C)
>CPU_PWM:   255
>Fan2_PWM:  255
>Fan3_PWM:  255
>vid:      +1.088 V  (VRM Version 10.0)
>
>All of the sensors are at zero?  So something is not working :(
>
>I've found a lm-sensors ticket #2182 logged in February this year,
>(http://www.lm-sensors.org/ticket/2182) which appears to be the same
>problem and there hasn't been an update to this ticket.
>
>I posted to the Debian users list and was told that I might have more
>success here :)
>
>I've checked the FAQ and can't find anything in particular relating to
>lm85 or to Dell hosts - am I missing something?
>
>If anyone has any suggestions, hints or tips I would love to 
>hear from you!
>
>Thanks,
>Greg
>
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