[CentOS] Checking fan state

Tue Jan 6 09:24:29 UTC 2009
Morten Torstensen <morten at mortent.org>

John R Pierce wrote:
> risk?    whats risky about the hardware managing the fans without CPU 
> software intervention?     If anything thats LESS risky then assuming 
> the OS is properly configured to recognize the system specific fan 
> hardware and will properly react to the particular boards sensor 
> configurations.

That was exactly my thought too... a fully automated hardware 
fan/temperature management systems is the way to go.

It would be nice to have a standard way to get readings tho even for 
desktops/laptops, for your peace of mind :) lm_sensors is often useless, 
as it either doesn't detect anything or the readings it gets is just 
nonsense. Updating lm_sensors is not high on the priority list for Red Hat.


//Morten Torstensen
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