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       acpidump - dump a system's ACPI tables to an ASCII file
       acpixtract - convert ASCII acpidump output to raw binary table
       turbostat - gather performance statistics


       acpidump [options]
       acpixtract [options] [filename]
       turbostat [options] [command [arg]...]


       This 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.


       acpidump 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


       acpixtract options are as follow:

       -a     extract all tables, not just DSDT/SSDT

       -l     list table summaries, do not extract

              Extract all tables named <Signature>


       turbostat 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.


       Dump  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




       acpidump was written by Alexey Starikovskiy and Len Brown.

       This manual page was written by  Mattia  Dongili  <>,  for  the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others).

                                         October 19, 2005                             ACPIDUMP(1)