I have a Pentium 4 based system which is almost 12 years old. I use it as a headless server. It works perfectly except that it reports the cpu temperature always as 21.8 'C. It used to work fine before, and I don't know what might have caused it. I didn't do any major updates to the system recently. It runs Squeeze and the kernel is 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1.
The thing is, it's a very hot summer, and since the OS isn't getting the right temperature, it won't be able to do anything if the CPU temperature goes critical, as it won't be able to see it. I've seen the kernel throttle CPU frequency when it got too hot in the past. It used to work perfectly.
What are my options here? Any ideas? I've looked in dmesg, and all is well. The system runs fine, except for this one glitch. Is there anything I can do? I googoled the interweb, but didn't find anything related to my issue. It's not high priority,but I would like it if it could be [Solved]