AUTOFSD-PROBE(1)           General Commands Manual          AUTOFSD-PROBE(1)

NAME         top

       autofsd-probe - probe AutoFS mount/unmount daemon

SYNOPSIS         top

       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/autofsd-probe [-h host] [-t timeout]

DESCRIPTION         top

       autofsd-probe will check the status of the autofsd(1) daemon on the
       specified host.

       Unless directed to another host by the -h option, autofsd-probe will
       contact the AutoFS daemon on the local host.

       The AutoFS file system is built on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC(3))
       library routines.  The -t option allows the total timeout and retry
       timeout intervals to be set for all remote procedure call operations
       used with autofsd-probe.  This option accepts an interval argument in
       the form described in the PCPintro(1) manual page.

       autofsd-probe is typically used in an automated fashion from within
       pmdashping(1) and in conjunction with pmie(1), for monitoring
       response time and service failure.

       By default autofsd-probe will not produce any output, unless there is
       an error in which case a diagnostic message will be displayed and the
       exit status will indicate the reason for failure.

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       If autofsd-probe succeeds, then 0 will be returned.  If the attempt
       to establish a connection with autofsd fails, then 2 is returned.  If
       the subsequent attempt to invoke an autofsd response fails, then 1
       will be returned.

       In the case of a syntactical command line error, 4 is returned and
       the usage message is displayed.


       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize
       the file and directory names used by PCP.  On each installation, the
       file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables.
       The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO         top

       autofs(1), autofsd(1), PCPintro(1), pmdashping(1), pmie(1) and

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