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KDUMP(1) BSD General Commands Manual KDUMP(1)

NAME

kdump — display kernel trace data

SYNOPSIS

kdump [−dnlRT] [−f file] [−m maxdata] [−t [cnisuw]]

DESCRIPTION

The kdump command displays the kernel trace files produced with ktrace(1) in human readable format. By default, the file ktrace.out in the current directory is displayed.

The options are as follows:

−d

Display all numbers in decimal.

−f file

Display the specified file instead of ktrace.out.

−l

Loop reading the trace file, once the end-of-file is reached, waiting for more data.

−m maxdata

Display at most maxdata bytes when decoding I/O.

−n

Suppress ad hoc translations. Normally kdump tries to decode many system calls into a more human readable format. For example, ioctl(2) values are replaced with the macro name and errno values are replaced with the strerror(3) string. Suppressing this feature yields a more consistent output format and is easily amenable to further processing.

−R

Display relative timestamps (time since previous entry).

−T

Display absolute timestamps for each entry (seconds since epoch).

−t cnisuw

See the −t option of ktrace(1).

SEE ALSO

ktrace(1)

HISTORY

The kdump command appeared in 4.4BSD.

BSD June 6, 1993 BSD

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