I’ve finally found the time to fix some annoying issues in mbpfan.
I have just released mbpfan version 1.4.1, which is a maintenance release. I strongly recommend our testers to upgrade.
This release fixes a strange fork bomb-like behavior when starting mbpfan using upstart.
Also, the daemon now checks whether the required modules coretemp and applesmc are loaded or not. It also checks for root permissions.
I will very soon upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 to make the upcoming v.1.5.0 compatible with newer kernels 3.5-3.6.