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Bug 327685 - app-admin/gkrellm-2.3.4: sensors stop updating after it's been running for some time
Summary: app-admin/gkrellm-2.3.4: sensors stop updating after it's been running for so...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Sam James
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-07-10 13:43 UTC by PM
Modified: 2023-02-03 11:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description PM 2010-07-10 13:43:08 UTC
I have gkrellm set up to show CPU temeperature and fan speed provided by lmsensors and my nvidia graphics card temperature provided by something else (the driver itself?). At first it's working fine, but after some time of gkrellm running they stop updating (both lm_sensors' and nvidia's). Other parts of gkrellm continue to operate normally. 'sensors' command and nvidia-settings panel still show me up-to-date values, also after restarting gkrellm it again starts working fine for some time.

Reproducible: Always

# emerge --info gkrellm
Portage 2.2_rc67 (default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop, gcc-4.4.4, glibc-2.11.2-r0, 2.6.34-zen1 x86_64)
                        System Settings
System uname: Linux-2.6.34-zen1-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_Duo_CPU_E7400_@_2.80GHz-with-gentoo-2.0.1
Timestamp of tree: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 17:00:18 +0000
app-shells/bash:     4.1_p7
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.11
dev-lang/python:     2.4.6, 2.6.5-r2, 3.1.2-r3
dev-util/cmake:      2.8.1-r2
sys-apps/baselayout: 2.0.1
sys-apps/openrc:     0.6.1-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    2.2
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.65-r1
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.20.1-r1
sys-devel/gcc:       4.4.4-r1
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.10
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.34
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=core2 -msse3 -mssse3 -msse4.1 -pipe -g"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=core2 -msse3 -mssse3 -msse4.1 -pipe -g"
FEATURES="assume-digests distlocks fixpackages news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms splitdebug strict unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"                                                                                                                            
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage/layman/kde-sunset /usr/local/portage/moje"
USE="X Xaw3d a52 aac aalib acl acpi alsa amd64 amr amrnb amrwb async audiofile automount bash-completion berkdb bfq bineditor branding bzip2 cairo cdda cddb cdio cdparanoia cdr chdir cli consolekit cracklib crypt css cuda cups curl cxx dbus dirac disk-partition divx djvu dri dts dvd dvdr editor emboss emovix enca encode exchange exif faac faad fam fat ffmpeg fftw firefox firefox3 flac fontconfig fortran gd gdbm geoip gif glitz gmedia gphoto2 gpm gtk hal hddtemp iconv id3 id3tag imagemagick inotify ipod jpeg kde kde4 kdehiddenvisibility kipi kompare kpathsea kqemu ladspa lame laptop lastfm latex lcms libcaca libnotify libsamplerate lm_sensors mad midi mikmod mjpeg mmap mmx mmxext mng modules mp3 mp3tunes mp4 mpeg mplayer mtp mudflap multilib musicbrainz ncurses nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin ntfs ogg openal opencore-amr opengl openmp optimized-qmake pam pango pch pcre pdf perl plasma png policykit ppds pppd python qt3 qt3support qt4 readline realmedia reflection roe sasl scanner schroedinger sdl secure-delete semantic-desktop sensord session slang sndfile solver soundtouch sourceview spell spl sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssl ssse3 startup-notification suid svg swat symlink sysfs syslog tcpd theora threads tiff truetype udev unicode upnp usb vaapi vamp vcd vdpau vorbis webkit wicd wmf wmp wxwidgets wxwindows x264 xcb xcomposite xine xml xorg xscreensaver xv xvid xvmc zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="pl" QEMU_SOFTMMU_TARGETS="x86_64 i386" QEMU_USER_TARGETS="x86_64 i386" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account" 

                        Package Settings

app-admin/gkrellm-2.3.4 was built with the following:
USE="X hddtemp lm_sensors (multilib) nls ssl -gnutls -ntlm" 
Comment 1 Jim Ramsay (lack) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-07-28 14:51:24 UTC
How much time are we talking about here, hours? days? weeks?

I must admit I don't pay very close attention to the sensor numbers, but I haven't noticed anything weird even after weeks of uptime.
Comment 2 PM 2010-07-28 15:28:15 UTC
Hours in most cases, but sometimes even minutes.
Comment 3 Jim Ramsay (lack) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-11-01 15:47:13 UTC
Please try again with 2.3.5 now that it's out.

If you're still affected, tracking this down will probably involve some in-depth debugging on your end, since I cannot replicate the problem on any of my systems.
Comment 4 Adam Felson 2010-12-28 14:55:17 UTC
I have same problem.  Gkrellm stops updating sensors.  If I type sensors at the command line, I see fresh values.

kernel: 2.6.36-gentoo-r5

motherboard is an asus m4a77td with AMD/ATI SB700/SB800 chipset.
lm_sensors finds the sensors using i2c_piix4
Comment 5 morpheus 2011-02-19 13:48:43 UTC
I am hitting the same bug with gkrellm 2.3.5.
I have deactivated all deprecated ACPI options in my kernel. Since my laptop has only thermalzones, I am not running lm-sensors. gkrellm-2.3.2-r1 could not read the thermalzone temperatures from sysfs. This is why i updated it. Otherwise I am running stable amd64. 
When this problem occurs and I want to shut down gkrellm, I have to kill it with kill -9. Otherwise the process is still there. 
I hit this bug with a wide range of kernel versions. I am git bisecting a kernel bug and so far with all tested kernel versions gkrellm is showing this behavior. 

If you need further information please let me know. Also let me know what I can do to hunt this bug down (I am not a programmer or a debugging expert. I am still learning.)