Re: /dev/temperature

Riley Williams (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 16:06:21 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Richard.

>>>> 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

In that case, how can one be certain which device is being read by
/dev/temperature ???

Perhaps the standard names should be changed:


I'm sure somebody will suggest better names though...

Best wishes from Riley.

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