[Haifux] reading electric current registers on CPU

Tzafrir Rehan tzafrir.r at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 13:39:18 MSK 2009

Did you have a look at powertop? It's code might have relevant ideas.

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Mark Silberstein
<marks at cs.technion.ac.il>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 ?
> Mark
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