pmdajson is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports
(JSON) syntax, describing metric metadata and values.
Further details on the JSON format can be found at
pmdajson searches the directories listed in the "directory_list" and
"trusted_directory_list" config file options, looking for files
called "metadata.json". These JSON metadata files describe the names,
types, etc. of their associated JSON data. For example, let's assume
the following simple JSON data file:
"string_value": "testing, 1, 2, 3",
The associated metadata file would look like the following:
"description": "Times values read"
For more details on the JSON metadata format, see the README file
included with pmdajson.
JSON sources that come from "directory_list" config file option
aren't "trusted", and any command that needs to be run to get JSON
data is run as user "nobody".
JSON sources that come from "trusted_directory_list" config file
option are trusted, and any command that needs to be run to get JSON
data is run as user "root".
For more details on security, see the README file included with
Install the json PMDA by using the Install script as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/json
To uninstall, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/json
pmdajson is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
agent is installed or removed.
installation script for the pmdajson agent
undo installation script for the pmdajson agent
configuration file for the pmdajson agent
default log file for error messages from pmdajson
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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