[PATCH] I2C: documentation update 3/3

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 01:23:39 EST

[PATCH] I2C: documentation update 3/3

This patch adds information about available userspace utillities
for system health monitoring drivers.

Signed-off-by: Rudolf Marek <r.marek@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>

commit 828621dda6381093ceafbe9381b6118cae3f9b13
tree 60fae466a2a5af340d156da1532c3ceb9c6bab5b
parent 7f15b66468b7003d5241e352a007e73be5519b20
author R.Marek@xxxxxxxxxx <R.Marek@xxxxxxxxxx> Thu, 26 May 2005 12:42:29 +0000
committer Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx> Tue, 21 Jun 2005 21:52:02 -0700

Documentation/i2c/userspace-tools | 39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 files changed, 39 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/i2c/userspace-tools b/Documentation/i2c/userspace-tools
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--- /dev/null
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+Most mainboards have sensor chips to monitor system health (like temperatures,
+voltages, fans speed). They are often connected through an I2C bus, but some
+are also connected directly through the ISA bus.
+The kernel drivers make the data from the sensor chips available in the /sys
+virtual filesystem. Userspace tools are then used to display or set or the
+data in a more friendly manner.
+Core set of utilites that will allow you to obtain health information,
+setup monitoring limits etc. You can get them on their homepage
+http://www.lm-sensors.nu/ or as a package from your Linux distribution.
+If from website:
+Get lmsensors from project web site. Please note, you need only userspace
+part, so compile with "make user_install" target.
+General hints to get things working:
+0) get lm-sensors userspace utils
+1) compile all drivers in I2C section as modules in your kernel
+2) run sensors-detect script, it will tell you what modules you need to load.
+3) load them and run "sensors" command, you should see some results.
+4) fix sensors.conf, labels, limits, fan divisors
+5) if any more problems consult FAQ, or documentation
+Other utilites
+If you want some graphical indicators of system health look for applications
+like: gkrellm, ksensors, xsensors, wmtemp, wmsensors, wmgtemp, ksysguardd,
+If you are server administrator you can try snmpd or mrtgutils.

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