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PMSERIESSETUP(3)        Library Functions Manual        PMSERIESSETUP(3)

NAME         top

       pmSeriesSetup, pmSeriesSetSlots, pmSeriesSetEventLoop,
       pmSeriesSetConfiguration, pmSeriesSetMetricRegistry,
       pmSeriesClose - fast, scalable time series services

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmwebapi.h>

       int pmSeriesSetup(pmSeriesModule *module, pmSeriesCallBacks
               *callbacks, void *arg);

       int pmSeriesSetSlots(pmSeriesModule *module, void *slots);
       int pmSeriesSetEventLoop(pmSeriesModule *module, void *uvloop);
       int pmSeriesSetConfiguration(pmSeriesModule *module, struct dict
       int pmSeriesSetMetricRegistry(pmSeriesModule *module, struct
               mmv_registry *registry);

       int pmSeriesClose(pmSeriesModule *module);

       cc ... -lpcp_web

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pmSeriesSetup and related API functions prepare an
       application for accessing the fast, scalable time series querying
       functionality of the Performance Co-Pilot (PCP).

       This functionality is provided through asynchronous APIs, which
       function in an event-driven fashion.  The interfaces described
       here prepare a given time series module which associates callback
       routines with certain asynchronous events that occur as part of
       servicing time series requests.

       As a general pattern, all interfaces in these APIs that need to
       invoke callbacks provided by the calling program will take an
       opaque (void * pointer) parameter, arg.  This pointer will be
       passed through unchanged and is typically used to access a data
       structure maintaining state within the calling program.

       Where asynchronous setup is required by pmSeriesSetup its
       completion will be indicated through use of the on_setup
       callback, which is part of the passed in pmSeriesModule
       structure.  This structure also provides for custom diagnostics
       handling, through the on_info callback.  These are self-
       explanatory, see <pcp/pmwebapi.h> for exact calling conventions.

       The callbacks registered by pmSeriesSetup to handle events are as

       pmSeriesMatchCallBack on_match
            When a time series query discovers time series identifiers
            that match the query, the on_match callback will be called
            once for every series identifier (SID).  The SID is a unique
            40-byte ASCII representation of a SHA hash.

       pmSeriesDescCallBack on_desc
            Metric descriptor requests from pmSeriesDescs(1) will invoke
            this callback once for each series identifier.

       pmSeriesInstCallBack on_inst
            Instance identification callback - internal (numeric) and
            external (string) instance IDs, as well as time series and
            source (host) SHA1 identifiers.  Called once for each
            instance.  The associated series identifier is also provided
            to the callback.

       pmSeriesLabelCallBack on_labelmap
            Provides metric labels (name and value mappings) for each
            series identifier passed to pmSeriesLabels(1).

       pmSeriesStringCallBack on_instance
            Provides an instance name for a call to
            pmSeriesInstances(1)- the callback is called once for each
            instance name.  The associated series identifier is also
            provided to the callback.

       pmSeriesStringCallBack on_context
            Provides a context name for a call to pmSeriesSources(1)-
            the callback is called once for each source (hostname or
            archive).  The associated source identifier is also provided
            to the callback.

       pmSeriesStringCallBack on_metric
            Provides a metric name for a call to pmSeriesMetrics(1)- the
            callback is called once for each metric name.  The
            associated series identifier is also provided to the

       pmSeriesStringCallBack on_label
            Provides a label name for a call to pmSeriesLabels(1)- the
            callback is called once for each label name.  The associated
            series identifier is also provided to the callback.

       pmSeriesValueCallBack on_value
            Calls to the pmSeriesQuery interface that provide a time
            window may result in values being found for matching time
            series.  The on_value callback will be invoked once for each
            time series value, also providing the sample timestamp (in
            both string and binary form, as a time in nanoseconds since
            the epoch).  The associated series identifier is also
            provided to the callback.

       pmSeriesDoneCallBack on_done
            On completion of all asynchronous interfaces that return
            success (zero return code), this callback will be called.
            It provides a status code indicating overall success (zero)
            or failure (negative PMAPI code) of the operation.

       The helper functions pmSeriesSetSlots (redis),
       pmSeriesSetEventLoop (libuv), pmSeriesSetConfiguration
       (configuration file) and pmSeriesSetMetricRegistry (MMV
       instrumentation) interfaces provide a mechanism for passing in
       state for each of the associated subsystems.

       Finally, a call to pmSeriesClose is used to end services
       available from a series module previously established through

       Within PCP, the pmproxy(1) and pmseries(1) utilities are the
       primary users of these interfaces, providing REST API and command
       line time series query services respectively.

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       Where these functions return a status code, this is always zero
       on success.  On failure a negative PMAPI error code is returned.

SEE ALSO         top

       pmproxy(1), pmlogger(1), pmseries(1), redis-server(1),
       mmv_stats_registry(3), pmSeriesDescs(3), pmSeriesQuery(3),
       PMAPI(3) and PMWEBAPI(3).

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