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PMNEWCONTEXTZONE(3)     Library Functions Manual     PMNEWCONTEXTZONE(3)

NAME         top

       pmNewContextZone - establish a reporting timezone based on a
       PMAPI context

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       int pmNewContextZone(void);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       The current reporting timezone affects the timezone used by
       pmCtime(3) and pmLocaltime(3).

       If the current PMAPI context is an archive, pmNewContextZone uses
       the timezone from the archive label record to set the current
       reporting timezone.

       If the current PMAPI context corresponds to a host source of
       metrics, pmNewContextZone executes a pmFetch(3) to retrieve the
       value for the metric pmcd.timezone and uses that to set the
       current reporting timezone.

       In both cases, pmNewContextZone returns a value to identify the
       current reporting timezone that may be used in a subsequent call
       to pmUseZone(3) to restore this reporting timezone.

DIAGNOSTICS         top

              the current PMAPI context is not valid

       other  a return value less than zero indicates a fatal error from
              a system call, most likely malloc(3)

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), pmCtime(3), pmFetch(3), pmGetConfig(3), pmLocaltime(3),
       pmNewContext(3), pmNewZone(3), pmUseZone(3), pmWhichZone(3),
       pcp.conf(5), pcp.env(5) and environ(7).

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