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new snapshots, special treats



the new i386 snapshot heading out now contains a few uncommited little
pieces which enable a potpourri of i2c goodness.  mostly, this will
provide some sensor stuff to people who do not have ipmi(4) or esm(4)
support.

i2c "sensor" devices appear on lots of machines (not just i386).  some
might have noticed the recent macppc sensors, well, those were i2c
devices too, but the nice thing is the ROM told us where they are on
the i2c busses.

on other architectures, nothing tells us where these devices exist, so
we have to utilize lots of heuristic checking, to try to find them,
without messing up other devices.  some people trying this in the past
have messed up machines, but we are trying to be really careful and
move slowly to not let such a situation happen.

to get this support working, we depend on working i2c bus drivers
(which we now have 3 i386 ones) and then on i2c sensor-chip drivers
(almost 20 now).  but it also requires this nasty heuristic code which
carefully probes the busses to decide which drivers match which chips.
this cannot be done like PCI or ISA matching, but don't worry about
the details.)

so go ahead, try it out, and see if on some of your machines you see a
few new sensors (using "sysctl hw.sensors").  if things go weird, i
would appreciate a private mail (that means just to me, but I will
show it to 2-3 other people) which details:

	1. what kind of machine, 2 lines of text
	2. full dmesg, please
	3. hw.sensors output

note, not all machines have these; in particular, most laptops do not
because they hide this stuff behind the keyboard controller (kind of
like a per-vendor custom undocumented ESM-style thing, but maybe kind
of supplied via ACPI on some machines... we'll see someday).

that said, i am happy to see this on a SuperMicro machine
here.. (minus some debug messages you will see, and which I need in
the mail):

piixpm0 at pci0 dev 15 function 0 "ServerWorks CSB5" rev 0x93
iic0 at piixpm0
admtemp0 at iic0 addr 0x18: Xeon
admtemp1 at iic0 addr 0x29: Xeon
lmenv0 at iic0 addr 0x2d: LM87 rev 6
lmenv1 at iic0 addr 0x2e: LM87 rev 6

hw.sensors.0=admtemp0, Xeon, temp, 25.00 degC / 77.00 degF
hw.sensors.1=admtemp1, Xeon, temp, 26.00 degC / 78.80 degF
hw.sensors.2=lmenv0, +2.5Vin, volts_dc, 1.67 V
hw.sensors.3=lmenv0, Vccp1, volts_dc, 0.00 V
hw.sensors.4=lmenv0, +Vcc, volts_dc, 3.28 V
hw.sensors.5=lmenv0, +5Vin/Vcc, volts_dc, 0.00 V
hw.sensors.6=lmenv0, +12Vin, volts_dc, 12.12 V
hw.sensors.7=lmenv0, Vccp2, volts_dc, 0.00 V
hw.sensors.9=lmenv0, Int. Temp., temp, 29.00 degC / 84.20 degF
hw.sensors.10=lmenv0, FAN1, fanrpm, 3341 RPM
hw.sensors.11=lmenv0, FAN2, fanrpm, 3341 RPM
hw.sensors.12=lmenv1, +2.5Vin, volts_dc, 2.55 V
hw.sensors.13=lmenv1, Vccp1, volts_dc, 1.49 V
hw.sensors.14=lmenv1, +Vcc, volts_dc, 3.28 V
hw.sensors.15=lmenv1, +5Vin/Vcc, volts_dc, 5.05 V
hw.sensors.16=lmenv1, +12Vin, volts_dc, 11.62 V
hw.sensors.17=lmenv1, Vccp2, volts_dc, 1.52 V
hw.sensors.19=lmenv1, Int. Temp., temp, 26.00 degC / 78.80 degF
hw.sensors.20=lmenv1, FAN1, fanrpm, 5192 RPM
hw.sensors.21=lmenv1, FAN2, fanrpm, 5273 RPM

Yeah, that's even the temperatures right on the Xeon processor chips;
right on the chip......



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