pmusecontext(3) — Linux manual page

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PMUSECONTEXT(3)         Library Functions Manual         PMUSECONTEXT(3)

NAME         top

       pmUseContext - change current PMAPI context

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       int pmUseContext(int handle);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       An application using the Performance Metrics Application
       Programming Interface (PMAPI) may manipulate several concurrent
       contexts, each associated with a source of performance metrics,
       e.g. pmcd(1) on some host, or an archive log of performance
       metrics as created by pmlogger(1).

       Calling pmUseContext causes the current PMAPI context to be set
       to the context identified by handle.  The value of handle must be
       one returned from an earlier call to pmNewContext(3) or
       pmDupContext(3).

       Below the PMAPI, all contexts used by an application are saved in
       their most recently modified state, so pmUseContext restores the
       context to the state it was in the last time the context was
       used, not the state of the context when it was established.

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), pmDestroyContext(3), pmDupContext(3), pmNewContext(3)
       and pmWhichContext(3).

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       PM_ERR_NOCONTEXT

              handle does not identify a valid PMAPI context

COLOPHON         top

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