Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
lm_sensors read from I2C and other buses to communicate directly with the integrated circuit and stuff.
cputemp mentioned in the article reads from ACPI.
Right I get that much but what makes ACPI better for reading temperatures? I pretty much got the impression that ACPI was more revolved around keeping your computer power efficient and quiet. While temperatures take a big part in that, I don't see why power control couldn't just use I2C sensors.