As part of the Performance Co-Pilot Log Import API (see
LOGIMPORT(3)), pmiAddMetric is used to define a new metric. The
metric's name must follow the naming conventions described in
PCPIntro(1) and should be unique for each LOGIMPORT context.
The other arguments are in effect the fields of a pmDesc structure.
Refer to pmLookupDesc(3) for a complete description of the values and
semantics of the components of this structure, and hence the valid
argument values for pmiAddMetrics.
The internal identifier for the metric may be given using the pmid
argument and must be unique for each LOGIMPORT context. The value
for pmid which would typically be constructed using the pmid_build
macro, e.g. pmid_build(PMI_DOMAIN, 0, 3) for the fourth metric in
first ``cluster'' of metrics in the Performance Metrics Domain
PMI_DOMAIN (which is the default for all meta data created by the
LOGIMPORT library). Alternatively, pmid may be PM_IN_NULL and
pmiAddMetric will assign a unique pmid (although this means the pmid
remains opaque and the application must use pmiPutValue(3) or
pmiPutValueHandle(3) and cannot use pmiPutResult(3) to add data
values to the PCP archive).
type defines the data type of the metric and must be one of the
PM_TYPE_... values defined in <pcp/import.h>.
The instance domain for the metric is defined by indom and may be
PM_INDOM_NULL for a metric with a singular value, else the value for
indom would normally be constructed using the pmInDom_build macro,
e.g. pmInDom_build(LOGIMPORT,0) for the first instance domain in the
Performance Metrics Domain LOGIMPORT (which is the default for all
meta data created by the LOGIMPORT library). Multiple metrics can
share the same instance domain if they have values for a similar (or
more usually, identical) set of instances.
The semantics of the metric (counter, instantaneous value, etc.) is
specified by the sem argument which would normally be the result of a
call to the convenience constructor method pmiUnits(3).
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