[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD and hardware monitoring (ServerWorks)
Sat Aug 6 15:30:05 EDT 2005
While trying to track down some nasty problems that are now leading to
more and more reboots, I was thinking "Hmmm... it would be nice to know
if all the fans are spinning, voltage is proper, cpus are not too hot".
In the past, I've fiddled with lmmon, xmbmon, healthd and none of them
seem to deal with "server class" machines that use the ServerWorks
toolbox[/usr/ports/sysutils/xmbmon/work/xmbmon205]# ./mbmon -d -A
SMBus[ServerWorks(ServerSet Chipset)] found, but No HWM available on it!!
Summary of Detection:
* No monitors found.
I'm almost ranting... FreeBSD really needs something like lmsensors to
make it ready for full co-lo use. I can monitor all kinds of stuff on
remote boxes except for the rather important "are my cpu fans spinning?"
This client would dole out some money for someone to get this working.
Where do I start? Is lmmsensors so linux-specific that it simply can't be
ported? Should they look at extending something like mbmon?
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