NAME         top

       pmNameInDomArchive   -  translate  an  instance  identifier  into  an
       instance name

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       int pmNameInDomArchive(pmInDom indom, int inst, char **name);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       Provided that the current Performance Metrics Application Programming
       Interface (PMAPI) context is associated with a set of archive logs,
       pmNameInDomArchive will scan the union of all the instance domain
       metadata for the instance domain indom, locate the first instance
       with the internal instance identifier given by inst, and return the
       full external instance identification via name.

       This routine is a specialized version of the more general PMAPI
       routine pmNameInDom.

       The value for the instance domain indom is typically extracted from a
       pmDesc structure, following a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a
       particular performance metric.

       The space for the value of name will have been allocated in
       pmNameInDomArchive with malloc(3), and it is the responsibility of
       the caller to free(3) the space when it is no longer required.

       pmNameInDomArchive returns zero on success.

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), pmGetConfig(3), pmGetInDomArchive(3),
       pmLookupInDomArchive(3), pmNameInDom(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).

DIAGNOSTICS         top

              the current PMAPI context is not associated with a set of
              archive logs

              indom is not a defined instance domain identifier for the set
              of archive logs

              the instance identifier inst is not known for the instance
              domain indom in the set of archive logs

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the PCP (Performance Co-Pilot) project.
       Information about the project can be found at ⟨⟩.
       If you have a bug report for this manual page, send it to  This page was obtained from the project's upstream
       Git repository ⟨⟩ on
       2017-09-15.  If you discover any rendering problems in this HTML ver‐
       sion of the page, or you believe there is a better or more up-to-date
       source for the page, or you have corrections or improvements to the
       information in this COLOPHON (which is not part of the original man‐
       ual page), send a mail to

Performance Co-Pilot                 PCP               PMNAMEINDOMARCHIVE(3)

Pages that refer to this page: pcpintro(3)pmgetindomarchive(3)pmlookupindomarchive(3)pmnameindom(3)