pmdalmsensors(1) — Linux manual page


PMDALMSENSORS(1)                                        PMDALMSENSORS(1)

NAME         top

       pmdalmsensors - Linux hardware monitoring performance metrics
       domain agent (PMDA)

SYNOPSIS         top

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lmsensors/pmdalmsensors [debug]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdalmsensors is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
       extracts performance metrics describing the state of hardware
       using the lm-sensors software on compatible motherboards.

       The lmsensors PMDA exports metrics that measure fan speeds and
       core temperatures.

INSTALLATION         top

       If you want access to the names, help text and values for the
       lmsensors performance metrics, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lmsensors
            # ./Install

       If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lmsensors
            # ./Remove

       pmdalmsensors.python is usually launched by pmcd (1), and not
       executed directly. Direct execution is mostly used for debugging

       The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd (1) when the agent is
       installed or removed.

OPTIONS         top

       pmdalmsensors.python supports the following options.

       -i, --inject
              inject data from file instead of using sensors

       -d, --debug
              debug level: 0 (default), 1 or 2

       -h, --help
              show a help message

              To use options while pmdalmsensors.python is run from
              PMCD, you might want to use 'args' in the 'Install'
              stript, for example

              args="-i /path/static_sensors_output.txt"

FILES         top

              command line options used to launch pmdalmsensors
              default help text file for the lmsensors metrics
              installation script for the pmdalmsensors agent
              undo installation script for the pmdalmsensors agent


       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), pcp.conf(5), pcp.env(5) and sensors(1).

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