[Haifux] reading electric current registers on CPU

Shachar Shemesh shachar at shemesh.biz
Mon Dec 28 13:36:41 MSK 2009

Mark Silberstein wrote:
> Friends,
> I'm trying to find the way for the user-level program to read the 
> electric current sensor of a CPU to compute its  power consumption 
> (given vCore it should be easy). I'm trying to use lm_sensors, which 
> actually mention the support of  this kind of info, but I can't seem 
> to have the kernel module which exposes it to lm_sensors and does the 
> trick.
> Googling is not that useful for the query "reading CPU current  
> register "  brings up tons of info with "current" in the sense of 
> momentarily, rather than electric current. ...
> Any idea ?
Just a quick idea - might be irrelevant.

Add "Amper" or "mA" to the search query?


Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Source Consulting Ltd.

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