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AIBS(4)			  OpenBSD Programmer's Manual		       AIBS(4)

     aibs - ASUSTeK AI Booster ACPI ATK0110 temperature, voltage, and fan

     aibs* at acpi?

     The aibs driver 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.

     The aibs driver supports sensor states as follows: temperature sensors
     can have a state of OK, WARN, CRIT or UNKNOWN; fan and voltage sensors
     can have a state of OK or WARN only.  Temperature sensors that have a
     reading of 0 are marked as invalid and their state is set to UNKNOWN,
     whereas all other sensors are always assumed valid.  Temperature sensors
     have two upper limits (WARN and 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 HW_SENSORS sysctl(3)
     interface, and can be monitored with the systat(1) sensors view,
     sensorsd(8), or sysctl(8) hw.sensors.  For example, on an Asus Stricker
     Extreme motherboard:

	   $ 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 aibs driver may also be supported by a
     variety of other drivers, such as lm(4) or 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.

     The aibs driver, however, provides the following advantages when compared
     to the native hardware monitoring drivers:

     o	 Sensor values from aibs are 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 aibs are very likely to be identical to
	 the readings from the Hardware Monitor screen in the BIOS.

     o	 Sensor descriptions from aibs are more likely to match the markings
	 on the motherboard.

     o	 Sensor status is supported by 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.

     o	 Support for newer chips in aibs.  Newer chips may miss a native
	 driver, but should be supported through aibs regardless.

     As a result, sensor readings from the actual native hardware monitoring
     drivers may be ignored as appropriate.

     systat(1), sysctl(3), acpi(4), intro(4), sensorsd(8), sysctl(8)

     The aibs driver first appeared in OpenBSD 4.7.

     The aibs driver was written by Constantine A. Murenin <>,
     University of Waterloo.

OpenBSD 4.9			 July 30, 2009			   OpenBSD 4.9

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