isadump



ISADUMP(8)                                                          ISADUMP(8)




NAME

       isadump - examine ISA registers



SYNOPSIS

       isadump  [-y] [-k V1,V2...]  addrreg datareg [bank [bankreg]] #for I2C-
       like access
       isadump [-y] -f address [range  [bank  [bankreg]]]  #for  flat  address
       space



DESCRIPTION

       isadump  is a small helper program to examine registers visible through
       the ISA bus. It is intended to probe any chip that lives on the ISA bus
       working  with an address register and a data register (I2C-like access)
       or a flat range (of up to 256 bytes).



OPTIONS

       -f     Enable flat address space mode.

       -y     Disable interactive mode. By default, isadump will  wait  for  a
              confirmation from the user before messing with the ISA bus. When
              this flag is used, it will perform the operation directly.  This
              is mainly meant to be used in scripts.

       -k V1,V2...
              Specify  a  comma-separated  list  of  bytes  to send as the key
              sequence to enter the chip configuration  mode.  Most  Super-I/O
              chips  need  this.  Known key sequences are: 0x87,0x01,0x55,0x55
              for ITE, 0x55 for SMSC, 0x87,0x87  for  Winbond  and  VIA,  none
              needed for National Semiconductor.



OPTIONS (I2C-like access mode)

       At  least two options must be provided to isadump. addrreg contains the
       ISA address of the address register for the chip to probe; datareg con-
       tains  the  address  of  the data register. Both addresses are integers
       between 0x0000 and 0x3FFF. Usually,  if  the  chip’s  base  address  is
       0x0nn0,  the  address register is at 0x0nn5 and the data register is at
       0x0nn6. The most common base address for hardware monitoring  chips  is
       0x0290.

       For  Super-I/O  chips,  address register is typically at 0x2E with data
       register at 0x2F.

       The bank and bankreg parameters are useful on the Winbond chips as well
       as  on  Super-I/O  chips.   bank  is  an  integer between 0 and 15, and
       bankreg is an integer between 0x00 and 0xFF (default  value:  0x4E  for
       Winbond  chips,  0x07  for  Super-I/O chips). The W83781D datasheet has
       more information on bank selection.



OPTIONS (flat address space mode)

       In flat mode, only one parameter is mandatory. address contains the ISA
       address  of  the  chip  to  probe;  it is an integer between 0x0000 and
       0xFFFF.  If provided, range is how many bytes should be read (must be a
       multiple  of 16). If the range isn’t provided, it defaults to 256 bytes
       and the address is forcibly aligned on a 256-byte boundary.

       The bank and bankreg parameters are useful on the National  Semiconduc-
       tor  PC87365 and PC87366 Super-I/O chips.  bank is an integer between 0
       and 15, and bankreg is an integer between 0x00 and 0xFF (default value:
       0x09;  must  fit in the specified range). See the PC87365 datasheet for
       more information on bank selection.



NOTES

       If no bank is specified, no bank change operation is performed.

       If a bank is specified, the original value is restored  before  isadump
       exits.

       Dumping  Super-I/O  chips  is  typically a two-step process. First, you
       will have to access the main Super-I/O address using  a  command  like:
       isadump  0x2e  0x2f  0x09.   This will select logical device 9 (correct
       value depend on the chip). At 0x60 you will  find  the  logical  device
       address  word,  for  example "ec c0".  Then you can use a command like:
       isadump -f 0xecc0 16.  This will dump the logical device registers. The
       correct range depends on the chip.



WARNING

       Poking  around in ISA data space is extremely dangerous.  Running isad-
       ump with random parameters can cause system  crashes,  data  loss,  and
       worse!  Be extremely careful when using this program.



CONFORMING TO

       lm_sensors-2.x



SEE ALSO

       i2cdump(8), isaset(8)



AUTHOR

       Frodo   Looijaard,   Mark  D.  Studebaker,  and  the  lm_sensors  group
       (http://www.lm-sensors.nu/)

       This  manual  page   was   originally   written   by   David   Z   Maze
       <dmaze@debian.org>  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux  system.  It  was  then
       reviewed and augmented by the lm_sensors team and is now  part  of  the
       lm_sensors source distribution.



                                  August 2004                       ISADUMP(8)

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