Performance issue with psusensor / dbus-sensors

James Feist james.feist at
Sat Feb 15 09:29:27 AEDT 2020

On 2/14/20 2:14 PM, Peter Lundgren wrote:
> We're running into some occasional and hard to reproduce performance 
> issues with sensors on the entity-manager/dbus-sensors/intel-ipmi-oem 
> software stack. I don't have much concrete to say on the subject, but I 
> want to put a feeler out to see if anyone else has seen similar issues. 
> Here's what we think so far:
> Complaints range from IPMI sensor reads being slower than normal to 
> sensors "never" updating.
> Josh got access to one machine in a bad state and observed this:
>  1. All the I2C buses were working normally. i2cdetect ran successfully
>     on each bus.
>  2. hwmon was working fine. He wrote a shell script to read all of the
>     *_input sysfs files and could read every sensor in the system in 3
>     seconds.
>  3. psusensor was running.
>  4. busctl --no-pager monitor | grep -i PropertiesChanged shows no
>     traffic. On a healthy system, it shows many updates per second. No
>     obvious error messages in journalctl --no-pager -f.
>  5. Restarting psusensor alleviates the problem.

Not sure if it's 100% related but Jae is looking into an issue with the 
CPU sensor not reporting data after DC cycles. We haven't root caused it 
completely yet but we'll let you know what we find.



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