NAMEacpidump - dump a system's ACPI tables to an ASCII file acpixtract - convert ASCII acpidump output to raw binary table turbostat - gather performance statistics
SYNOPSISacpidump [options] acpixtract [options] [filename] turbostat [options] [command [arg]...]
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents briefly the acpidump , acpixtract and turbostat commands. turbostat reads hardware registers and gather statistics on the processor clock frequency and C-state usage. Works properly on Nehalem and newer processors and on Linux kernel 2.6.30 and later versions.
OPTIONSacpidump options are as follow: -a, --addr 0x1234 look for tables at this phisical address -t, --table DSDT only dump table with DSDT signature -o, --output filename redirect output from stdin to filename -b, --binary dump data in binary form rather than in hex-dump format -l, --lenght 0x456 works only with --addr, dump phisical memory region without trying to understand it's contents -s, --skip 2 skip 2 tables of the given name and output only 3rd one -h, --help outputs an help message
OPTIONSacpixtract options are as follow: -a extract all tables, not just DSDT/SSDT -l list table summaries, do not extract -s<Signature> Extract all tables named <Signature>
OPTIONSturbostat options are as follow: -v makes turbostat more verbose -i <sec> polling interval, default is 5 When given a command turbostat runs it and outputs statistics gathered while the program was running.
EXAMPLESDump the DSDT table to the file DSDT.aml in binary format (this can be disassembled later with iasl(1)): acpidump -b -t DSDT -o DSDT.aml Show the FACP table: acpidump -t FACP > FACP.dat acpixtract -a FACP.dat iasl -d FACP.dat Dump and extract all ACPI tables: acpidump -o DSDT.dat acpixtract -a Parse APIC tables: acpidump -o DSDT.dat acpixtract -sAPIC DSDT.dat
AUTHORacpidump was written by Alexey Starikovskiy and Len Brown. This manual page was written by Mattia Dongili <email@example.com>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). October 19, 2005 ACPIDUMP(1)