acpidump - ACPI table dump utility
This manual page briefly documents the acpidump
command. The option list
is taken from the interactive help.
command extracts the ACPI tables currently in use from the
running kernel in a form usable for later processing by the acpixtract
Invocation of acpidump
without parameters will dump all available ACPI
tables. Multiple mixed instances of the -a
, and -n
parameters can be used.
- Dump tables in binary format (versus the default
- -h | -?
- Display this help message
- -o <file>
- Redirect output to a file. This file can be used later by
acpixtract to examine the contents of the ACPI tables.
- Print table summaries only.
- Print the version of this utility.
- Verbose mode.
- -a <address>
- Get a table from a physical address (must be superuser and
you must be careful which address you use -- dmesg will typically report
the addresses for the various tables).
- -f <binary-file>
- Get a table from a binary file (see the -b option).
- -n <signature>
- Get a table via it's name or signature (e.g., MADT or
acpidump was written by Robert Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Chao
This manual page was written by Al Stone <email@example.com> for the Fedora
project (but may be used by others).