kmod-coretemp provides a backported coretemp sensor driver for reporting the CPU temperature for Intel Core series of processors. There is no coretemp driver present in EL5.4 or earlier. Red Hat backported a coretemp driver into EL5.5 taken from around kernel-2.6.26. ELRepo will continue to support backports of this driver from the most recent upstream kernels. Users can use the distro driver where it works or try this later driver where it doesn't.

This driver is backported from the latest mainline kernel and requires lm_sensors >= 2.8.10 which is also found in ELRepo.

Sample output:

$ sensors
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:      +28°C  (high =  +100°C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1:      +27°C  (high =  +100°C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 2:      +25°C  (high =  +100°C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 3:      +24°C  (high =  +100°C)

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