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       autofsd-probe - probe AutoFS mount/unmount daemon


       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/autofsd-probe [-h host] [-t timeout]


       autofsd-probe  will  check  the  status of the autofsd(1) daemon on the
       specified host.

       Unless directed to another host by the -h  option,  autofsd-probe  will
       contact the AutoFS daemon on the local host.

       The  AutoFS  file system is built on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC(3))
       library routines.  The -t option allows the  total  timeout  and  retry
       timeout  intervals  to  be set for all remote procedure call operations
       used with autofsd-probe.  This option accepts an interval  argument  in
       the form described in the PCPintro(1) manual page.

       autofsd-probe  is  typically  used  in an automated fashion from within
       pmdashping(1) and in conjunction with pmie(1), for monitoring  response
       time and service failure.

       By  default  autofsd-probe will not produce any output, unless there is
       an error in which case a diagnostic message will be displayed  and  the
       exit status will indicate the reason for failure.


       If  autofsd-probe succeeds, then 0 will be returned.  If the attempt to
       establish a connection with autofsd fails, then 2 is returned.  If  the
       subsequent  attempt to invoke an autofsd response fails, then 1 will be

       In the case of a syntactical command line error, 4 is returned and  the
       usage message is displayed.


       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(4).


       autofs(1),  autofsd(1), PCPintro(1), pmdashping(1), pmie(1) and RPC(3).