Option: --ddc

If option --ddc is specified, ddcutil reports protocol errors that it detects. These may reflect I2C bus errors, or deviations by monitors from the MCCS specfication. Most I2C errors cause a retry. Most monitors are very clean. Some, particularly older monitors, are very dirty.

Option: --statistics   [<stats-type]

Can be written as --stats. This option causes ddcutil to report execution statistics. It takes the following optional arguments:

Argument Action
tries Report retry statistics
errors Report I2C/DDC error counts
calls Report system call counts and time
elapsed Report elapsed time summary
time Synonum for elapsed
all Report all statistics (default)

--stats calls implies --stats elapsed

Statistics can be voluminous. To see only the elapsed execution time, use argument ELAPSED (alternatively TIME). For example

$ ddcutil detect --stats elapsed

Note: --stats tries seperately reports multi-part read and multi-part write tries. This reflects how statistics are implementated. As a practical matter, no monitor has ever been seen that has features of type Table, so the multi-part write statistics will always be zero.

Option: --vstats

Break down statistics by monitor. Recognizes the same arguments as --stats.

Option ***--istats ***

Report internal statistics as well.

Option: --syslog   [<level]

Writes messages with a ddcutil log level at least as severe as the specified level to the system log.

ddcutil log levels are **DEBUG, VERBOSE, INFO, NOTICE, WARN, ERROR" and "NEVER" and roughly correspond to syslog severity levels.

Log level NEVER turns off writing to syslog.