Jean Delvare of the LM_Sensors
project has announced that a new release of this open-source system monitoring program will be coming soon. LM_Sensors 3.0.3
arrived nearly a half-year ago, but given the number of changes since then, the next release will be LM_Sensors 3.1.0.
LM_Sensors 3.1.0 will contain a largely rewritten sensors-detect
utility, which is used for doing the initial sensor detection on Linux systems. When it comes to sensors-detect, the device probing has been reverted along with bus driver names now being retrieved from sysfs, fixed bus number prediction, and other improvements to make this script smarter and lighter.
Work has also been done to improve the LM_Sensors library, libsensors, to eventually support the automatic configuration of LM_Sensors. For now, the libsensors changes include support for multiple configuration files and performance/memory improvements.
Another change warranting the bump to LM_Sensors 3.1.0 is the reformatting of /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors
to make it easier to edit. Lastly, there is a new default sensors.conf
file that is lighter and should lead to a modest performance boost.
Beyond these key changes, found in LM_Sensors 3.1.0 will be random fixes and improvements to different drivers. Among the hardware sensor improvements are support for 45nm AMD CPUs
and other new hardware devices
No release date for LM_Sensors 3.1.0 has been given, but we would expect it to be relatively soon. This announcement was made on the LM_Sensors mailing list