NAME | C SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | DIAGNOSTICS | CAVEAT | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

PMDADESC(3)               Library Functions Manual               PMDADESC(3)

NAME         top

       pmdaDesc - get the description of a metric from a PMDA

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>
       #include <pcp/impl.h>
       #include <pcp/pmda.h>

       int pmdaDesc(pmID pmid, pmDesc *desc, pmdaExt *pmda);

       cc ... -lpcp_pmda -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdaDesc uses the standard PMDA(3) data structures to return the
       pmDesc description in desc for the metric identified by pmid.

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       If the pmid does not correspond to any metric supported by this PMDA,
       pmdaDesc returns PM_ERR_PMID.

CAVEAT         top

       The PMDA must be using PMDA_INTERFACE_2 or later, as specified in the
       call to pmdaDSO(3) or pmdaDaemon(3).

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), PMDA(3), pmdaDaemon(3), pmdaDSO(3) and pmLookupDesc(3).

COLOPHON         top

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