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NAME         top

       pmdalustre - lustre filesystem statistics performance metrics
       domain agent (PMDA)

DESCRIPTION         top

       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
       installed locally.

       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 variables 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.

INSTALLATION         top

       Install pmdalustre by using the Install script as the root user:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre
            # ./Install

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

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre
            # ./Remove

       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.

FILES         top

           installation script for the pmdalustre agent

           undo installation script for the pmdalustre agent

           default log file for error messages from pmdalustre

           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

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1), perl(1), pmcd(1) and llstat(1).

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