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PMDACONNECT(3)          Library Functions Manual          PMDACONNECT(3)

NAME         top

       pmdaConnect - establish a connection between a daemon PMDA and
       PMCD

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>
       #include <pcp/pmda.h>

       void pmdaConnect(pmdaInterface *dispatch);

       cc ... -lpcp_pmda -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdaConnect initializes an IPC channel between a PMDA(3) and the
       pmcd(1) process on the local host.  The type of the connection is
       dependent on the e_io field of the pmdaExt structure:

       pmdaPipe
              Use stdin/stdout to communicate; assumes this is a pipe
              created by pmcd before the PMDA(3) was launched.

       pmdaInet
              Assume pmcd(1) will establish a connection to an IPv4
              internet domain socket set up by the PMDA(3).  The name or
              number of the port must be specified in the e_sockname or
              e_port fields of the pmdaExt structure, respectively.

       pmdaIPv6
              Assume pmcd(1) will establish a connection to an IPv6
              internet domain socket set up by the PMDA(3).  The name or
              number of the port must be specified in the e_sockname or
              e_port fields of the pmdaExt structure, respectively.

       pmdaUnix
              Assume pmcd(1) will establish a connection to a unix
              domain socket set up by the PMDA(3).  The port number must
              be specified in the e_port field of the pmdaExt structure.

       pmdaUnknown
              The initial value of e_io which defaults to using
              stdin/stdout.

       The relevant pmdaExt fields are initialized by pmdaDaemon(3) and
       set by pmdaGetOpt(3) or pmdaGetOptions(3) so most PMDAs should
       not need to access or modify them.

       Traditionally most PMDAs have called pmdaConnect after calls to
       pmdaDaemon(3), pmdaGetOptions(3) (or pmdaGetOpt(3)) and
       pmdaInit(3).  If the PMDA requires significant processing at
       startup to identify the available metrics and/or instance domains
       before pmdaInit(3) can be called, then it risks timing out during
       the handshake protocol that starts as soon as pmcd(1) launches
       the PMDA and does not conclude until pmdaConnect is called.  In
       this case, it is advisable to move the pmdaConnect call, so that
       it comes after the call to pmdaGetOptions(3) (or pmdaGetOpt(3))
       and before the call to pmdaInit(3).

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       pmdaConnect will log the type of connection made to pmcd(1) if
       the PMAPI(3) debugging option libpmda has been set in the global
       debugging specification, as described in pmSetDebug(3).

       If an error occurs that is unrecoverable, dispatch->status is set
       to a value less than 0, otherwise it is zero or positive.

CAVEAT         top

       The PMDA must be using PMDA_INTERFACE_2 or later, as specified in
       the call to pmdaDaemon(3).

SEE ALSO         top

       pmcd(1), pipe(2), socket(2), PMAPI(3), PMDA(3), pmdaDaemon(3),
       pmdaGetOpt(3), pmdaGetOptions(3) and pmdaInit(3).

COLOPHON         top

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