This is really minor, but...

If lm_sensors is installed and the /etc/sensors.conf not modified
in any way, on an Asus A8N5X sensors sets the "min" values to
match the "max" (with a 2.6.17-4mdv kernel) or sets "min" to zero
(with a 2.6.21.1 kernel from kernel.org). In both cases they
pull the same "max" values out of thin air. The "fix" is just to
complete the configuration of the /etc/sensors.conf file so that min and
max are actually specified in that file. It is odd though to
see what the two kernels do before that happens. This is
from two identical machines running different kernels:

On the 2.6.17-14mdv one it shows:

it8712-isa-0290
Adapter: ISA adapter
VCore 1: +1.38 V (min = +4.08 V, max = +4.08 V) ALARM
+3.3V: +3.31 V (min = +4.08 V, max = +4.08 V) ALARM
+5V: +4.95 V (min = +6.85 V, max = +6.85 V) ALARM
+12V: +11.97 V (min = +16.32 V, max = +16.32 V) ALARM
-12V: -4.53 V (min = +3.93 V, max = +3.93 V) ALARM
Stdby: +4.92 V (min = +6.85 V, max = +6.85 V) ALARM
VBat: +3.06 V
fan1: 3183 RPM (min = 0 RPM, div = 8)
fan2: 1834 RPM (min = 0 RPM, div = 8)
fan3: 5818 RPM (min = 0 RPM, div = 8)
M/B Temp: +35C (low = -1C, high = -1C) sensor =
thermistor
CPU Temp: +32C (low = -1C, high = -1C) sensor =
thermistor
Temp3: +30C (low = -1C, high = -1C) sensor =
thermistor
vid: +0.875 V

whereas the 2.6.21.1 machine shows:

it8712-isa-0290
Adapter: ISA adapter
VCore 1: +1.38 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +4.08 V)
+3.3V: +3.31 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +4.08 V)
+5V: +4.84 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +6.85 V)
+12V: +11.84 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +16.32 V)
-12V: -4.66 V (min = -27.36 V, max = +3.93 V)
Stdby: +4.89 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +6.85 V)
VBat: +3.04 V
fan1: 3308 RPM (min = 0 RPM, div = 8)
fan2: 1896 RPM (min = 0 RPM, div = 8)
fan3: 5818 RPM (min = 0 RPM, div = 8)
M/B Temp: +35C (low = -1C, high = +127C) sensor =
thermistor
CPU Temp: +32C (low = -1C, high = +127C) sensor =
thermistor
Temp3: +29C (low = -1C, high = +127C) sensor =
thermistor
vid: +0.875 V

k8temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
Core0 Temp:
+34C
Core1 Temp:
+38C


Practically the main difference between these is that the alarms
end up being logged.


Regards,

David Mathog