pmLookupInDomText, pmRequestInDomText - return text describing a
performance metrics instance domain
int pmLookupInDomText(pmInDom indom, int level, char **buffer)
int pmRequestInDomText(int ctx, pmInDom indom, int level)
cc ... -lpcp
Provided the source of metrics from the current Performance Metrics
Application Programming Interface (PMAPI) context is a host, retrieve
descriptive text about the performance metrics instance domain
identified by indom.
The value for the instance domain indom is typically extracted from a
pmDesc structure, following a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a particular
The argument level should be PM_TEXT_ONELINE for a one-line summary,
else PM_TEXT_HELP for a more verbose description, suited to a help
The space pointed to by buffer will have been allocated in
pmLookupInDomText with malloc(3C), and it is the responsibility of the
caller to free(3C) the space when it is no longer required.
pmLookupInDomText returns zero on success.
pmRequestInDomText and pmReceiveText are used by applications which
must communicate with the PMCD asynchronously. These functions take
explict context handle ctx which must refer to a host context (i.e.
created by passing PM_CONTEXT_HOST to pmNewContext). pmRequestInDomText
sends request to PMCD to provide descriptive text about performance
metrics instance domain identified by indom and returns without waiting
for the response, pmReceiveText reads reply from PMCD. It is the
responsibility of the application to make sure the data are ready
before calling pmReceiveText to avoid blocking.
chkhelp(1), newhelp(1), PMAPI(3), pmGetConfig(3), pmLookupDesc(3),
pmLookupText(3), pmReceiveText(3), pcp.conf(4) and pcp.env(4).
if the current PMAPI context is an archive log (help and one-
line text is not maintained in the archive logs)
Context is currently in use by another asynchronous call.