autofsd-probe will check the status of the autofsd(1) daemon on
the specified host.
Unless directed to another host by the -h option, autofsd-probe
will contact the AutoFS daemon on the local host.
The AutoFS file system is built on the Remote Procedure Call
(RPC(3)) library routines. The -t option allows the total
timeout and retry timeout intervals to be set for all remote
procedure call operations used with autofsd-probe. This option
accepts an interval argument in the form described in the
PCPIntro(1) manual page.
autofsd-probe is typically used in an automated fashion from
within pmdashping(1) and in conjunction with pmie(1), for
monitoring response time and service failure.
By default autofsd-probe will not produce any output, unless
there is an error in which case a diagnostic message will be
displayed and the exit status will indicate the reason for
If autofsd-probe succeeds, then 0 will be returned. If the
attempt to establish a connection with autofsd fails, then 2 is
returned. If the subsequent attempt to invoke an autofsd
response fails, then 1 will be returned.
In the case of a syntactical command line error, 4 is returned
and the usage message is displayed.
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
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