ERR-SYS-00003: Errors when Running the "sensors" Command on a HP MicroServer Gen8
ACPI-related Dmesg Outputs Triggered by Reading of Power Metre Values
When running the
sensors command from the
lm-sensors package to review system sensor readings, you may encounter error outputs from the framebuffer terminal ("TTY"), or within the
dmesg log - similar to the example below:
[...] ACPI Error: SMBus/IPMI/GenericSerialBus write requires Buffer of length 66, found length 32 (20170728/exfield-427) [...] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed \_SB.PMI0._PMM, AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT (20170728/psparse-550) [...] ACPI Exception: AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT, Evaluating _PMM (20170728/power_meter-338)
Along with the error above, you may see this seemingly erroneous reading for the
power_meter-acpi-0 Adapter: ACPI interface power1: 0.00 W (interval = 300.00 s)
Not yet identified. Upstream bug report pending.
To workaround this issue before an upstream fix (possibly from the Kernel) is available, to resolve this issue, one would have to blacklist the offending
power_meter-acpi-0 device from the
sensors reading. With your text editor of choice...
sudo nano /etc/sensors3.conf
And append the following to the end of the file...
chip "power_meter-acpi-0" ignore power1
- Launchpad Bug #606999, from July of 2010 - Link.