For use in error and diagnostic messages, pmIDStr returns a `human
readable' version of the specified Performance Metric Identifier
(PMID). The pmIDStr_r function does the same, but stores the result
in a user-supplied buffer buf of length buflen, which should have
room for at least 20 bytes.
Internally, a PMID is encoded with three fields: domain, cluster and
item. pmIDStr returns a string with each of the fields appearing as
decimal numbers, separated by periods.
The string value result from pmIDStr is held in a single static
buffer, so the returned value is only valid until the next call to
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 pcp.conf(5). Values for these
variables may be obtained programmatically using the pmGetConfig(3)
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