Nov 1, 2012

Mbpfan v1.5.0 is out. Supports true multicore CPUs

Mbpfan v1.5.0 is out! This release adds compatibility with 3.5-3.6 kernels and true multicore CPUs.
That is, all Intel based Macbooks should be supported.
I am using mbpfan on my Macbook Pro 6,2 on Ubuntu 12.10 successfully.
This time, I could find the very kind collaboration of two Archlinux users, to make the necessary changes to mbpfan. This means that mbpfan has been successfully tested on Archlinux, as well.

These are the Apple Macbook models tested so far:

  • Macbook Pro 8,2 15″ (Intel i7 – Linux 3.6.2)
  • MacBook Pro 8,1 13″ (Intel i7 – Linux 3.2.0)
  • Macbook Pro 6,2 15″ (Intel i7 – Linux 3.5.0)
  • MacBook Pro 6,2 15″ (Intel i7 – Linux 3.2.0)
  • MacBook Pro 2,2 15″ (Intel Core 2 Duo – Linux 3.4.4)

I would really be happy to know how mbpfan v1.5.0 is working on your Macbook, as well. I would also like to package the sourcecode and distribute it for GNU/Linux distributions (especially Ubuntu .deb packages). However, I am not sure when I will find the time for this.

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

  • Jonathan Mergy Dec 21, 2012 Reply

    Big help. Fans running much nicer than macfanctld on my Ubuntu 12.10 on the MacBook Pro 8,2

    Thanks again.

  • ralphy Sep 11, 2015 Reply

    I can’t thank you enough for this. I really appreciate mbpfan 🙂

    All tests passed and working in a Macbook 4,1 late 2007 (old White model)
    Linux Kernel: 3.19.0-28-generic
    Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 64Bit

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