|AIBS(4)||Device Drivers Manual||AIBS(4)|
aibs* at acpi?
aibsdriver provides support for the voltage, temperature and fan sensors available through the ATK0110 ACPI device on ASUSTeK motherboards. The number of sensors of each type, as well as the description of each sensor, varies according to the motherboard.
The driver supports an arbitrary set of sensors, provides a description regarding what each sensor is used for, and reports whether each sensor is within the specifications as defined by the motherboard manufacturer through ACPI.
aibs driver supports sensor states as
follows: temperature sensors can have a state of
UNKNOWN; fan and voltage sensors can have a state of
WARN only. Temperature
sensors that have a reading of 0 are marked as invalid and their state is
UNKNOWN, whereas all other sensors are always
assumed valid. Temperature sensors have two upper limits
CRIT), fan sensors
have either only the lower limit, or one lower and one upper limit, and
voltage sensors always have a lower and an upper limit.
Sensor values are made available through the
sysctl(2) interface, and can be monitored
with the systat(1)
hw.sensors. For example, on an Asus Stricker Extreme
$ sysctl hw.sensors.aibs0 hw.sensors.aibs0.temp0=31.00 degC (CPU Temperature), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.temp1=43.00 degC (MB Temperature), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.fan0=2490 RPM (CPU FAN Speed), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.fan1=0 RPM (CHASSIS FAN Speed), WARNING hw.sensors.aibs0.fan2=0 RPM (OPT1 FAN Speed), WARNING hw.sensors.aibs0.fan3=0 RPM (OPT2 FAN Speed), WARNING hw.sensors.aibs0.fan4=0 RPM (OPT3 FAN Speed), WARNING hw.sensors.aibs0.fan5=0 RPM (OPT4 FAN Speed), WARNING hw.sensors.aibs0.fan6=0 RPM (OPT5 FAN Speed), WARNING hw.sensors.aibs0.fan7=0 RPM (PWR FAN Speed), WARNING hw.sensors.aibs0.volt0=1.26 VDC (Vcore Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt1=3.25 VDC ( +3.3 Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt2=4.95 VDC ( +5.0 Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt3=11.78 VDC (+12.0 Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt4=1.23 VDC (1.2VHT Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt5=1.50 VDC (SB CORE Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt6=1.25 VDC (CPU VTT Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt7=0.93 VDC (DDR2 TERM Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt8=1.23 VDC (NB CORE Voltage), OK hw.sensors.aibs0.volt9=1.87 VDC (MEMORY Voltage), OK
Generally, sensors provided by the
driver may also be supported by a variety of other drivers, such as
it(4). The precise collection of
aibs sensors is comprised of the sensors
specifically utilised in the motherboard design, which may be supported
through a combination of one or more physical hardware monitoring chips.
aibs driver, however, provides the
following advantages when compared to the native hardware monitoring
aibsare expected to be more reliable. For example, voltage sensors in many hardware monitoring chips can only sense voltage from 0 to 2 or 4 volts, and the excessive voltage is removed by the resistors, which may vary with the motherboard and with the voltage that is being sensed. In
aibs, the required resistor factors are provided by the motherboard manufacturer through ACPI; in the native drivers, the resistor factors are encoded into the driver based on the chip manufacturer's recommendations. In essence, sensor values from
aibsare very likely to be identical to the readings from the Hardware Monitor screen in the BIOS.
aibsare more likely to match the markings on the motherboard.
aibs. The status is reported based on the acceptable range of values for each individual sensor as suggested by the motherboard manufacturer. For example, the threshold for the CPU temperature sensor is likely to be significantly higher than that for the chassis temperature sensor.
aibs. Newer chips may miss a native driver, but should be supported through
As a result, sensor readings from the actual native hardware monitoring drivers may be ignored as appropriate.
aibsdriver first appeared in OpenBSD 4.7.
aibsdriver was written by Constantine A. Murenin <email@example.com>, University of Waterloo.
|January 12, 2018||OpenBSD-current|