PMCLEANMAPDIR(3) Library Functions Manual PMCLEANMAPDIR(3)

__pmCleanMapDir - remove old files from a map directory

#include "pmapi.h"
#include "libpcp.h"

int __pmCleanMapDir(const char *dirname, const char * special);

cc ... -lpcp

This documentation is intended for internal Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) developer use.

These interfaces are not part of the PCP APIs that are guaranteed to remain fixed across releases, and they may not work, or may provide different semantics at some point in the future.

pmlogger(1) and pmie(1) maintain directories of map files that provide a mapping from a pmlogger(1) or pmie(1) process id (PID) to important parameters of those processes.

__pmCleanMapDir removes ``dead'' files in these directories, specifically the directory entries in dirname should follow these rules, else __pmCleanMapDir will remove them:

the name should be numeric, else it should be equal special (if special is not NULL)
for a numeric directory entry it should be a regular file and the name should be the PID of a running process
for a match on special the directory entry should be a symbolic link and the last component of the link should be the ASCII encoding of the PID of a running process

Before any of these checks are done, __pmCleanMapDir checks that dirname is indeed a directory, and the user id and group id of the caller match the user id and group id of dirname.

If a serious error occurs, __pmCleanMapDir returns a negative value suitable for reporting with pmErrStr(3). Otherwise the return value is the number of entries that have been removed.

Verbose diagnostics describing the actions of __pmCleanMapDir will be reported on standard error of the debug option misc is set, e.g. via -D misc from the command line.

pmdbg(1), PMAPI(3) and pmErrStr(3).

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