PMDANAME(3) Library Functions Manual PMDANAME(3)

pmdaName - translate a PMID to a set of dynamic performance metric names

#include <pcp/pmapi.h>
#include <pcp/pmda.h>

int pmdaName(pmID pmid, char ***nameset, pmdaExt *pmda);

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As part of the Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) API (see PMDA(3)), pmdaName is the generic callback for translating a pmid into one or more dynamic metric names (nameset).

Because implementing dynamic performance metrics requires specific PMDA support, and the facility is an optional component of a PMDA (most PMDAs do not support dynamic performance metrics), pmdaName is a skeleton implementation that returns PM_ERR_NAME.

A PMDA that supports dynamic performance metrics will provide a private callback that replaces pmdaName (by assignment to of the pmdaInterface structure) and implements the translation from a pmid to a set of dynamic performance metric names returned via nameset. The behaviour, return values and memory allocation rules for nameset are the same as for pmNameAll(3).

The PMDA must be using PMDA_INTERFACE_4 or later, as specified in the call to pmdaDSO(3) or pmdaDaemon(3).

pmdaName returns PM_ERR_PMID if the name is not recognized or cannot be translated, otherwise the number of metric names found (most commonly 1).

PMAPI(3), PMDA(3), pmdaDaemon(3), pmdaDSO(3), pmdaMain(3), pmNameAll(3) and pmNameID(3).

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