Bug 479702 - [RHEL5] ipmitool output for some sensors is not useful
[RHEL5] ipmitool output for some sensors is not useful
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: OpenIPMI (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan Safranek
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Blocks: 514248
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Reported: 2009-01-12 10:48 EST by Tomas Smetana
Modified: 2010-10-23 02:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-09-02 05:59:56 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2009:1312 normal SHIPPED_LIVE OpenIPMI bug fix and enhancement update 2009-09-01 06:23:54 EDT

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Description Tomas Smetana 2009-01-12 10:48:41 EST
Description of problem:
The output of "ipmitool sensors list" for several sensors looks like this:

What should I (as an unexperienced OpenIPMI user) think about these?:
Status      | 0x0 | discrete | 0x8080| na | na | na | na | na | na
Status      | 0x0 | discrete | 0x8080| na | na | na | na | na | na
OS Watchdog | 0x0 | discrete | 0x0080| na | na | na | na | na | na

There is no indication of what the columns mean and how the values should be interpreted.  Please add some "translation" from the raw values to human readable form and some column headers that would help users like me to understand the output.
Comment 2 Jan Safranek 2009-03-30 09:35:47 EDT
'ipmitool sensors list -v' gives values in more human readable format, without '-v' is the output more or less for machine processing... I'll add a note to man page and a table header (like 'ps').
Comment 5 Jan Safranek 2009-04-24 06:02:18 EDT
Only man pages updated in RHEL 5.4, I don't want to modify ipmitool output without upstream acceptance first.
Comment 7 Chris Ward 2009-07-03 14:20:12 EDT
~~ Attention - RHEL 5.4 Beta Released! ~~

RHEL 5.4 Beta has been released! There should be a fix present in the Beta release that addresses this particular request. Please test and report back results here, at your earliest convenience. RHEL 5.4 General Availability release is just around the corner!

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Comment 8 David Juran 2009-07-07 08:59:30 EDT
OpenIPMI-2.0.16-4.el5 seems to produce quite sensible results with 
ipmitool sensor list -v
Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-02 05:59:56 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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