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  1. Sensor alarms clogging messages log

    In the file /var/log/messages there are a lot of alarm messages generated
    by the sensors on the system. I don't know if it's because it's just not
    setup to read those sensors, or those sensors don't actually exist but
    are being treated as if they are.

    In any case, the file has huge chunks of entries like:


    sensord: Sensor alarm: Chip it8716-isa-0290: +3.3V: +0.00 V (min = +0.00
    V, max = +4.08 V) [ALARM]
    sensord: Sensor alarm: Chip it8716-isa-0290: in5: +0.00 V (min = +0.00 V,
    max = +4.08 V) [ALARM]
    sensord: Sensor alarm: Chip it8716-isa-0290: in6: +0.00 V (min = +0.00 V,
    max = +4.08 V) [ALARM]


    Any suggestions how to solve this? Other sensors like hard drive temps,
    processor, fans etc all seem to be running fine / logged where necessary.

    Thanks

  2. Re: Sensor alarms clogging messages log

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:38:30 +0000, Ar wrote:

    > In the file /var/log/messages there are a lot of alarm messages
    > generated by the sensors on the system. I don't know if it's because
    > it's just not setup to read those sensors, or those sensors don't
    > actually exist but are being treated as if they are.
    >
    > In any case, the file has huge chunks of entries like:
    >
    >
    > sensord: Sensor alarm: Chip it8716-isa-0290: +3.3V: +0.00 V (min = +0.00
    > V, max = +4.08 V) [ALARM]
    > sensord: Sensor alarm: Chip it8716-isa-0290: in5: +0.00 V (min = +0.00
    > V, max = +4.08 V) [ALARM]
    > sensord: Sensor alarm: Chip it8716-isa-0290: in6: +0.00 V (min = +0.00
    > V, max = +4.08 V) [ALARM]
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions how to solve this? Other sensors like hard drive temps,
    > processor, fans etc all seem to be running fine / logged where
    > necessary.
    >
    > Thanks


    Turn off sensord. Add senors-s to startup. Edit IT87 section of /etc/
    sensors.conf to your liking.


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  3. Re: Sensor alarms clogging messages log

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:38:30 -0500, Ar wrote:

    > In the file /var/log/messages there are a lot of alarm messages generated
    > by the sensors on the system. I don't know if it's because it's just not
    > setup to read those sensors, or those sensors don't actually exist but
    > are being treated as if they are.


    I had the same problem with an it87 sensor. To stop the alerts, I added
    ignore in4
    ignore in5
    ignore in6
    to the section of /etc/sensors.conf, for that sensor. From your article,
    it looks like you would need to add
    ignore in2
    ignore in5
    ignore in6
    in the section for chip "it8716-*"

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  4. Re: Sensor alarms clogging messages log

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:25:47 +0000, Wes Newell wrote:

    > Turn off sensord. Add senors-s to startup. Edit IT87 section of /etc/
    > sensors.conf to your liking.


    Thank you for your suggestions, they helped stop the un-needed sensors
    from being logged.

  5. Re: Sensor alarms clogging messages log

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:07:44 -0500, David W. Hodgins wrote:

    > I had the same problem with an it87 sensor. To stop the alerts, I added
    > ignore in4
    > ignore in5
    > ignore in6
    > to the section of /etc/sensors.conf, for that sensor. From your
    > article, it looks like you would need to add
    > ignore in2
    > ignore in5
    > ignore in6
    > in the section for chip "it8716-*"


    Thanks David, as it happens, it was in2, in5, in6 that I told to ignore.
    All seems normal now. Hopefully will get radically smaller log files, and
    easier to read now :-).

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