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0002499CentOS-5lm_sensorspublic2008-05-22 13:18
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version5.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002499: lm_sensors report "General parse error" on AMD K8 CPU
DescriptionThe command sensors reports "General parse error". My CentOS version is 5.1 for x86_64

'rpm -q lm_sensors' reports lm_sensors-2.10.0-3.1

See informations from on additional information pane
Additional InformationDecember 5th, 2006: Note to k8temp users. The Linux 2.6.19 kernel features a new hardware monitoring driver, k8temp, which supports all recent AMD K8 CPUs. The driver will load automatically on supported systems. Due to technical specificities of this driver, upgrade to lm_sensors 2.10.1 is mandatory. Older versions of libsensors will fail with a "General parse error" message. If you can't upgrade lm_sensors for any reason, you'll have to blacklist the k8temp driver to prevent it from being loaded. Thanks to Artem S. Tashkinov for notifying us.
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2008-05-15 18:05

reporter   ~0007272

Why is this still an issue with the current 5.1 rpms?


2008-05-16 22:41

manager   ~0007279

lm_sensors in CentOS 5 is currently lm_sensors-2.10.0-3.1. As noted in "Additional Information", AMD K8 requires at least 2.10.1.

Solution: Install lm_sensors from ATrpms which has a newer version that works with the AMD K8 chip. Refer to for how to set up the Atrpms repository.


2008-05-22 13:18

developer   ~0007298

Workaround provided.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2007-12-04 10:37 chlambert New Issue
2008-05-15 18:05 tupari Note Added: 0007272
2008-05-16 22:41 toracat Note Added: 0007279
2008-05-16 22:43 toracat Status new => confirmed
2008-05-22 13:18 timverhoeven Status confirmed => closed
2008-05-22 13:18 timverhoeven Note Added: 0007298
2008-05-22 13:18 timverhoeven Resolution open => won't fix