Re: /dev/temperature

Richard Gooch (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 23:14:30 +1100

Riley Williams writes:
> Hi Kurt.
> >> Could someone please point me to the patch set that makes the
> >> current CPU temperature and fan speed on newer P-II boards
> >> available through /dev/temperature?
> > Use the lm-sensors package:
> Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick, but I thought that
> /dev/temperature was used by one of the hardware watchdogs?

Correct. For example, the PC watchdog by Berkshire Products. One of
their cards has a temperature sensor. See drivers/char/pcwd.c



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