pmdalustre is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
reads and exports metric values from the statistics interfaces of
a Lustre filesystem.
pmdalustre searches for statistics interfaces from several
locations, which vary depending on the version of Lustre
Recent Lustre versions (v2.12 and later) export statistics from
the kernel debugfs pseudo filesystem, in the directories
/sys/kernel/debug/lustre/llite and /sys/kernel/debug/lnet. If
these interfaces are not found during startup, pmdalustre will
automatically check if the statistics interfaces are available
from the procfs pseudo filesystem below the /proc/fs/lustre/llite
and /proc/sys/lnet directories. These are the default locations
of the statistics for Lustre versions less than v2.12.
If neither of the above filesystem interfaces are detected, or if
the user wants to override the default locations, pmdalustre also
supports an optional configuration file named
$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre/lustre.conf. Note that $PCP_PMDAS_DIR is
set to /var/lib/pcp/pmdas on most Linux based systems. The
configuration file supports perl(1) variable assignment syntax.
An example configuration file suitable for Lustre v2.12 and later
See comments in the shipped lustre.conf file for further details.
By default, this file is installed with everything commented (and
so it has no effect unless edited) because the built-in
heuristics used by pmdalustre should suffice.
Finally, overriding all of the above, the LUSTRE_LLITE_PATH and
LUSTRE_LNET_PATH environment variables may be set (and exported)
to specify the directory locations of the statistics interfaces
to be used. This mechanism using environment variabes is
intended to be used for development and testing purposes only.
The pmdalustre process runs as the root user because debugfs
directories are not normally readable by unprivileged users.
Install pmdalustre by using the Install script as the root user:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre
If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre
pmdalustre is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
agent is installed or removed.
installation script for the pmdalustre agent
undo installation script for the pmdalustre agent
default log file for error messages from pmdalustre$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre/lustre.conf
Configuration file for over-riding default statistics
directories used by pmdalustre.
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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