components/acpidump/acpidump.1
author Mike Sullivan <Mike.Sullivan@Oracle.COM>
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:05:56 -0700
changeset 957 255465c5756f
parent 197 fd801ec0737c
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Close of build 04.
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.TH acpidump 1 "24 Apr 2009" "SunOS 5.11" "User Commands"
.SH NAME
acpidump - dump the raw contents of ACPI tables
.SH SYNOPSIS
.LP
.nf
\fBacpidump\fB [\fB-a\fR \fIaddress\fR] [\fB-b\fR] [\fI-h\fR] 
    [\fB-l\fR \fIlength\fR] [\fB-o\fR \fIfile\fR] [\fB-s\fR \fIcount\fR] 
    [\fB-t\fR \fItable\fR]
.fi

.SH DESCRIPTION
.sp
.LP
This utility will read the ACPI tables, if any, that were presented to the
kernel from the BIOS at boot and display the information.  The tables will be
printed out in hexidecimal format and can be parsed with the acpixtract(1) and
madt(1) utilities.

.SH OPTIONS
.sp
.LP
The following options are supported:
.sp
.ne 2
.mk
.na
\fB\fB-a\fR [\fIaddress\fR]\fR
.ad
.sp .6
.RS 4n
Allows the user to specify the starting address from which to dump the tables.
.RE

.sp
.ne 2
.mk
.na
\fB\fB-b\fR
.ad
.sp .6
.RS 4n
Dump the ACPI tables in binary mode.
.RE

.sp
.ne 2
.mk
.na
\fB\fB-h\fR
.ad
.sp .6
.RS 4n
Display the help menu containing the options supported by the utility.
.RE

.sp
.ne 2
.mk
.na
\fB\fB-l\fR [\fIlength\fR]\fR
.ad
.sp .6
.RS 4n
Requires a starting address, specified with -a, and will dump the range of
physical address but makes no attempt to understand the contents of that memory.
.RE

.sp
.ne 2
.mk
.na
\fB\fB-o\fR [\fIfile\fR]\fR
.ad
.sp .6
.RS 4n
Redirect the output provided by the utility to the specified file.
.RE

.sp
.ne 2
.mk
.na
\fB\fB-s\fR [\fIcount\fR]\fR
.ad
.sp .6
.RS 4n
Skip \fIcount\fR tables of the given name
.RE

.sp
.ne 2
.mk
.na
\fB\fB-t\fR [\fItable\fR]\fR
.ad
.sp .6
.RS 4n
Dump only the table with the \fItable\fR signature.
.RE


.SH SEE ALSO
.sp
.LP
\fBacpixtract\fR(1), \fBmadt\fR(1)
.RE

.SH RESOURCES
.sp
.LP
http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/acpi/utilities.php
.sp

.SH NOTES
.sp
.LP
The PRIV_FILE_DAC_READ privilege is necessary to use this utility.