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Bug Fix Advisory lm_sensors bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:0072-4
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-01-20
Last updated on: 2009-01-20
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated lm_sensors package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available.

* Lm_sensors needs the kernel module coretemp.ko to sense temperatures of
certain Intel processors including the Core 2 Duo processor family and Core
2 Solo processor family. Although drivers to support the temperature
sensors of these processors are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the
supporting kernel module is not included. This means that while the
"sensors-detect" command will report that the "Intel Core family thermal
sensor" "detects correctly", the "sensors" command will report "No sensors
found!" The drivers for the temperature sensors of these Intel processors
are being removed until a future kernel update includes the coretemp.ko
module (which will also require an update of lm_sensors). With these
drivers removed, "sensors-detect" will no longer falsely appear to detect
the temperature sensors of these processors.

* Newer AMD K8 processors have integrated sensors. Newer versions of
lm_sensors are able to read these sensors, while older versions return a
"General parse error" from the "sensor" command. Lm_sensors has been
rebased from upstream. The new version correctly reports data from the
sensors built into AMD K8 processors, and also adds support for the
following devices:

AMD Geode devices
AMD K10 processors
Andigilog fan controllers
ATI IXP200, IXP300 and IXP 400 SMBus controllers
ATI SB600and SB700 south bridge controller
Dallas DS75 thermometer chip
EPoX EP1308 super I/O controller
Fintek F71806FG and F71862FG super hardware monitors
Fintek F71858DG, F75363SG, F75111R/RG/N, F75121R, F75122R/RG, F75383S/M,
F75384S/M, F75387SG/RG, and F81218D super I/O controllers
Intel AMB FB-DIMM thermal sensor
Intel Celeron processors based on the Conroe-L core ("4xx")
Intel ICH8 SMBus controller
Intel ICH9 SMBus controller
Intel Tolapai SMBus controller
ITE IT8716F, IT8718F, and IT8726F super I/O controllers
Maxim MAX6648, MAX6680, MAX6681, and MAX6692 SMBus controllers
National Semiconductor PC8347L super I/O controller
Nuvoton (Winbond) W83627DHG super I/O controller and W83L771W/G hardware
monitoring chip
nVidia nForce4 MCP04, MCP51, MCP55, MCP61 and MCP65 SMBus controllers
ON Semiconductor (Analog Devices) ADM1033, ADM1034, ADT7462, ADT7466,
ADT7473 and ADT7475 thermal monitors and fan speed controllers
ServerWorks HT-1000 SMBus controller
SMSC LPC47M172, LPC47M182 and LPC47M292 super I/O controllers
SMSC SCH5317 super I/O controller
VIA VT8237A and VT8251 south bridge controllers

The following devices are also supported, although drivers are not
available at the time of releasing this advisory:
Fintek F81216D super I/O controller
SMSC LPC47B367-NC super I/O controller
SMSC SCH5504 and SCH5514D-NS super I/O controllers

Other bug fixes and enhancements included in the rebased version can be
found in the following file: /usr/share/doc/lm_sensors-2.10.7/CHANGES


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: 21d5a57e9cb86e7bec7203c2c269c172
 
IA-32:
lm_sensors-devel-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: 17a16875d3aa6d49a7732b53e0efa360
 
x86_64:
lm_sensors-devel-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: 17a16875d3aa6d49a7732b53e0efa360
lm_sensors-devel-2.10.7-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: d5172737f6774d510b91957811a5bc6b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: 21d5a57e9cb86e7bec7203c2c269c172
 
IA-32:
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: a5fe5067a7c7adbe55e385370b835c97
lm_sensors-devel-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: 17a16875d3aa6d49a7732b53e0efa360
 
x86_64:
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: a5fe5067a7c7adbe55e385370b835c97
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: fdb6e320998d5dca9422d6b20148c20e
lm_sensors-devel-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: 17a16875d3aa6d49a7732b53e0efa360
lm_sensors-devel-2.10.7-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: d5172737f6774d510b91957811a5bc6b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: 21d5a57e9cb86e7bec7203c2c269c172
 
IA-32:
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: a5fe5067a7c7adbe55e385370b835c97
 
x86_64:
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: a5fe5067a7c7adbe55e385370b835c97
lm_sensors-2.10.7-4.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0186
    MD5: fdb6e320998d5dca9422d6b20148c20e
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

428990 - General parse error if k8temp module is loaded


Keywords

sensors


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