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PMIDSTR(3)              Library Functions Manual              PMIDSTR(3)

NAME         top

       pmIDStr, pmIDStr_r - convert a performance metric identifier into
       a string

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       const char *pmIDStr(pmID pmid);
       char *pmIDStr_r(pmID pmid, char *buf, int buflen);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       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 pmIDStr.

NOTES         top

       pmIDStr returns a pointer to a static buffer and hence is not
       thread-safe.  Multi-threaded applications should use pmIDStr_r


       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) function.

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), pmGetConfig(3), pmInDomStr(3), pmTypeStr(3),
       pmSemStr(3), pmUnitsStr(3), pmLookupDesc(3), pcp.conf(5) and

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