Bug 214223 - Obsolete version distributed by Redhat does not work with current RedHat distributed Kernel
Summary: Obsolete version distributed by Redhat does not work with current RedHat dist...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: lm_sensors
Version: 4.4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-06 18:00 UTC by wrking
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-08-18 16:41:52 UTC

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Description wrking 2006-11-06 18:00:18 UTC
Description of problem:

The version of lm_sensors which RedHat distributes does not work correctly 
since it is obsolete (years old). Some of the modules which are used by 
lm_sensors are contained in the kernel. Therefore the lm_sensors applications 
do not work with the current RehHat distributed kernel. For example, run decode-
dimms.pl and it will tell you that /proc/sys/dev/sensors does not exist. The 
current kernel uses /sys/bus/i2c/drivers/eeprom/... for storing the files. If 
you update to the current version of lm_sensors, it does work.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /usr/bin/decode-dimms.pl (it fails)
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Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2008-08-18 16:41:52 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Engineering for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.

Red Hat does not currently plan to provide this change in a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux update release for currently deployed products.

With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in
response to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative
approach when evaluating enhancements for inclusion in maintenance updates
for currently deployed products. The primary objectives of update releases
are to enable new hardware platform support and to resolve critical

However, Red Hat will further review this request for potential inclusion
in future major releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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