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    On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 04:41:39PM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
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    > Hi Ryan,
    >
    > On 2006-02-15, Ryan Richter wrote:
    > > The sensors report a bunch of obvious nonsesne as always... I keep them
    > > configured in with the hope that one day they'll report useful
    > > information, but that day hasn't come yet. I just checked, and all the
    > > fans are still fine. It's in a huge case with lots of fans and it's
    > > hardly warmer than room temp. The opteron 240s don't put out much heat.
    >
    > The sensors might just need some board-specific configuration. May I ask
    > which motherboard this is?
    >
    > I may help you (in private) setup your sensors. If you're interested,
    > send the output of "sensors-detect" and "sensors" to me and I'll
    > see what can be done to improve the reported values.

    It's a Tyan S2880, and I'm using their sensors.conf:

    ftp://ftp.tyan.com/software/lms/lms_s2880.tgz

    Here's what sensors reports:

    w83627hf-isa-0290
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    VCore 1: +1.54 V (min = +1.47 V, max = +1.62 V) ALARM
    VCore 2: +1.54 V (min = +1.47 V, max = +1.62 V) ALARM
    +3.3V: +3.33 V (min = +3.14 V, max = +3.46 V)
    +5V: +4.97 V (min = +4.73 V, max = +5.24 V)
    +12V: +4.56 V (min = +10.82 V, max = +13.19 V)
    -12V: -2.25 V (min = -13.18 V, max = -10.88 V)
    -5V: -3.94 V (min = -5.25 V, max = -4.75 V)
    V5SB: +5.51 V (min = +4.73 V, max = +5.24 V)
    VBat: +1.28 V (min = +2.40 V, max = +3.60 V)
    fan1: 4354 RPM (min = -1 RPM, div = 2)
    fan2: 3479 RPM (min = 5273 RPM, div = 2)
    fan3: 0 RPM (min = 30681 RPM, div = 2)
    temp1: +77°C (high = -128°C, hyst = -128°C) sensor = thermistor
    temp2: +77.5°C (high = +80°C, hyst = +75°C) sensor = thermistor
    temp3: +77.5°C (high = +80°C, hyst = +75°C) sensor = thermistor
    vid: +1.550 V (VRM Version 2.4)

    The temps and +/-12V readings are obviously wrong, and always have been
    AFAIR. I've run the machine with 6 more 10krpm old full-height drives
    than it currently has. I checked the max 5V and 12V current draw of the
    drives and specced the power supply carefully when we bought it a couple
    years ago, and it has lots of headroom on both of those rails.

    > Two more random thoughts:
    >
    > Any reason why you run 2.6.15 rather than 2.6.15.4? That's where I would
    > start if I was suspecting a kernel bug.
    >
    > Did you already update the BIOS to the latest version available? There
    > are a few kernel complaints in your dmesg which might be solved by a
    > newer BIOS (and/or parameter changes in the BIOS setup).

    I'll be booting 2.6.15.4 this weekend. The BIOS is indeed old, and I
    see there's a newer one that came out a year ago. It'll be a while
    before I can try it, I need to scare up a keyboard, video card, and
    monitor, not to mention a DOS disk. You can tell why I haven't flashed
    the BIOS in years...

    Still, I don't see why the new kernel shouldn't be stable if 2.6.11.3
    was.

    Thanks,
    -ryan
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