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PMDACIFS(1)              General Commands Manual             PMDACIFS(1)

NAME         top

       pmdacifs - Common Internet Filesystem (CIFS) PMDA

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdacifs is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
       exports metric values about mounted CIFS shares from the
       /proc/fs/cifs directory. This PMDA requires at least the CIFS
       kernel module to be loaded to return some metric values and at
       least one mounted CIFS share in order to provide data for all

INSTALLATION         top

       Install the CIFS PMDA by using the Install script as root:

           # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/cifs
           # ./Install

       To uninstall, the following must be done as root:

           # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/cifs
           # ./Remove

       pmdacifs is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
       directly.  The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd when the
       agent is installed or removed.

FILES         top

           default help text file for the CIFS metrics

           installation script for the pmdacifs agent

           undo installation script for the pmdacifs agent

           default log file for error messages from pmdacifs


       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

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1), pmstore(1) and mount.cifs(8).

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