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Re: Daemonologists wanted

David Liontooth wrote:

> Paul Johnson wrote:
>> David Liontooth wrote:
>>> If I issue
>>>         /etc/init.d/sensord start
>>> to start the sensor daemon, the script seems to run fine, but the daemon
>>> doesn't actually start. On my other machines, it runs as expected. Any
>>> daemonologists out there?
>> What's the .conf look like?  Any log entries after you try starting
>> sensord?
> But you're right - the syslog shows the failure:
> Dec 20 10:36:14 chianti sensord: sensord started
> Dec 20 10:36:14 chianti sensord: Chip: k8temp-pci-00c3
> Dec 20 10:36:14 chianti sensord: Adapter: PCI adapter
> Dec 20 10:36:14 chianti sensord:   Mboard: 31.00
> Dec 20 10:36:14 chianti sensord: Error getting sensor data: k8temp/temp2:
> Can't access procfs/sysfs file
> Dec 20 10:36:14 chianti sensord: sensord failed
> It turns out the solution was to add a couple of ignores to the
> configuration (previous conf below):
> chip "k8temp-*"
>    label temp1 "Mboard"
>    ignore temp2
>    label temp3 "CPU k8"
>    ignore temp4
> The error messages are not very helpful to newbies -- now I realize
> that "Can't access procfs/sysfs file" means "there isn't any temp2 sensors
> according to /proc or /sys, so I'm going to fail".

The errors aren't particularly helpful if you don't have an intimate
knowledge of I2C in general, I'm afraid.  I have similar problems
configuring sensord for a new system myself.

> A newbie like myself 
> might think sensors isn't seeing /proc or /sys, or that these file systems
> aren't correctly installed, and so on. In any case, the default behavior
> shouldn't be to fail because some ignore statements are missing!
> Thanks for your help -- that's really all I needed, and hopefully this
> will be useful for someone else.

For posterity, it might be helpful to post what motherboard and chipset
that's for.

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