A collection of one or more Performance Co-Pilot (see PCPIntro(1))
archive logs may be combined with mkaf to produce a PCP archive folio
and the associated archive folio control file. Some PCP tools use
mkaf to create archive folios, e.g. the ``record'' facility in the
pmchart(1) and pmview(1) tools, to facilitate playback with pmafm(1).
mkaf processes each filename argument, and if this is a component
file from a PCP archive that archive is added to the folio.
If filename is a directory, then this is searched recursively using
find(1). Any filename argument beginning with a ``-'' is assumed to
be a find(1) command line option (findopts); the default is -follow
if no findopts are specified.
The first named archive in the folio is assumed to be associated with
the default host for any tool that tries to replay multiple archives
from the folio.
The folio control file is written to standard output, and has the
1. The first line contains the word PCPFolio.
2. The second line contains the tag Version: followed by the format
version number (currently 1).
3. For subsequent lines, blank lines and lines beginning with ``#''
4. The line beginning with the tag Created: documents where and when
the folio was created.
5. The line beginning with the tag Creator: identifies the tool which
created the folio (and is assumed to know how to replay the
archive folio). If present, the second argument is the name of a
configuration file that the creator tool could use to replay the
archive folio, e.g. with the replay command for pmafm(1). In the
case of mkaf (unlike pmchart(1) or pmview(1)) there is no
knowledge of the contents of the archives, so the ``creator''
cannot replay the archive, however pmchart(1) is able to replay
any archive, and so this tool is identified as the Creator: for
archive folios created by mkaf(1).
6. This is then followed by one or more lines beginning with the tag
Archive: followed by the hostname and base name of the archive.
$ mkaf mydir/gonzo
might produce the following folio control file.
# use pmafm(1) to process this PCP archive folio
Created: on gonzo at Tue Jul 2 03:35:54 EST 1996
# Host Basename
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960627
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960628
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960629
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960630
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960701
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960701.00.10
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960701.05.25
Archive: gonzo mydir/gonzo/960702.00.10
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).
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