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LM_Sensors Patches Support New Hardware

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Published on 26 October 2008 07:36 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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On the first of October we talked about a new LM_Sensors patch that supports new AMD CPUs and it had arrived almost immediately after the release of LM_Sensors 3.0.3. With almost a month having by since we last talked about this open-source hardware sensor monitoring project, there are a number of new patches that have come about to support new hardware.

A patch has been added so that there's an hwmon driver for the ADT7462, which is an ASIC that supports up to 4 fans, 4 temperatures, and 13 voltage sensors. A new driver has been introduced for the Integrated Circuits ICS932S401. For those with an IT8720 controller, that support has been added to the IT87 driver. Some of the other hardware now supported in LM_Sensors through these recent patches include the Linear Technology LTC4245 Multiple Supply Hot Swap controller and Texas Instruments / Burr Brown INA209.

The LM_Sensors library, libsensors, has also received support for instantaneous power sensors. You may recall a few weeks ago when Apple introduced NVIDIA-powered MacBooks and those too are now supported by LM_Sensors on Linux. The MacBook 5 and iMac 5 are now supported with their sensors.

Also new within the LM_Sensors project this month are a number of Eee PC hwmon interface fixes, various other hwmon patches, and more driver fixes. There's also some hwmon updates for the Linux 2.6.28 kernel.

A member of the Phoronix Forums has also written a utility to view the thermal sensor on Intel 945 and Intel 965 Chipsets (forum thread). He is now looking at adding this support to LM_Sensors. This developer had written the support based upon Intel's G35/965 documentation they had publicly released. Meanwhile, AMD still hasn't released their Radeon sensors documentation.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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