QMC_DESC(3)               Library Functions Manual               QMC_DESC(3)

NAME         top

       QmcDesc - container for a metric description

C++ SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <QmcDesc.h>

       CC ... -lqmc -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       A QmcDesc object is a container for a metric descriptor (pmDesc, see
       PMAPI(3)) and units.



       QmcDesc(pmID pmid);
           Construct a container for the descriptor for pmid.  The
           descriptor is obtained from the current PMAPI(3) context using

DESCRIPTION         top

       int status() const;
           A status less than zero indicates that the descriptor could not
           be obtained, the PMAPI(3) error is encoded in the result.

       pmID id() const;
           Return the pmID for this descriptor.

       pmDesc desc() const;
           Return a copy of the actual metric descriptor.

       const pmDesc *descPtr() const;
           Return a pointer to the actual descriptor to avoid using a
           pointer to a temporary.

UNITS         top

       const QString &units() const;
           The complete unit string for this descriptor.

       const QString &abvUnits() const;
           The unit string using abbreviations.

       bool useScaleUnits() const;
           Returns true if the units have been set by a call to

       const pmUnits &scaleUnits() const;
           Return the scaling units for this descriptor.

       void setScaleUnits(const pmUnits &units);
           Set the scaling units for this descriptor.

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), QMC(3), pmflush(3), pmLookupDesc(3) and pmprintf(3).

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       Error messages are generated using pmprintf(3) but are not flushed.
       It is the responsibility of the user to call pmflush(3) to output any

       Additional diagnostics may be activated by adding DBG_TRACE_PMC to
       the global pmDebug.

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