pmdakvm is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
exports metric values from the Linux KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine)
Per-processor KVM trace metrics from the kernel events enumerated
below /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/kvm can be configured
statically using the pmdakvm configuration file,
Optionally configure trace points in the configuration file, then
install the KVM PMDA by using the Install script as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/kvm# ./Install
To uninstall, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/kvm# ./Removepmdakvm 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.
When pmdakvm is running, it holds references to kernel resources
within the KVM device driver. It is thus not possible to unload
or reload the device driver module while the PMDA is running.
The ideal procedure to follow in order to reload the kernel
module is the reverse of that described in the ``INSTALLATION''
section above - i.e. first run ./Remove, then reload the kernel
module, then run ./Install.
configuration file for the pmdakvm agent
installation script for the pmdakvm agent
undo installation script for the pmdakvm agent
default log file for error messages from pmdakvm
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
This page is part of the PCP (Performance Co-Pilot) project.
Information about the project can be found at
⟨http://www.pcp.io/⟩. If you have a bug report for this manual
page, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This page was obtained from the
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