__pmLocalPMDA - change the table of DSO PMDAs for PM_CONTEXT_LOCAL
int __pmLocalPMDA(int op, int domain, const char *name, const char
cc ... -lpcp
PCP contexts of type PM_CONTEXT_LOCAL are used by clients that wish to
fetch metrics directly from one or more PMDAs on the local host without
involving pmcd(1). A PMDA that is to be used in this way must have
been built as a Dynamic Shared Object (DSO).
Historically the table of PMDAs available for use with PM_CONTEXT_LOCAL
was hardcoded to the following:
* The PMDA (or PMDAs) that export the operating system performance data
and data about process activity. On Irix, the per-process data was
only available if $PMDA_LOCAL_PROC is set in the environment.
* The mmv PMDA.
* The sample PMDA provided $PCP_LITE_SAMPLE or $PMDA_LOCAL_SAMPLE is
set in the environment - used mostly for QA and testing.
The initial table of PMDAs available for use with PM_CONTEXT_LOCAL is
now generated dynamically from all those PMDAs that have been installed
as DSOs on the local host. The one exception is the ‘‘pmcd’’ PMDA
which only operates correctly in the address space of a running pmcd(1)
process and so is not available to an application using a
__pmLocalPMDA provides a number of services to amend the table of PMDAs
available for use with PM_CONTEXT_LOCAL.
The op argument specifies the what should be done and takes one of the
following values and actions:
PM_LOCAL_ADD Append an entry to the table for the PMDA with a
Performance Metrics Domain (PMD) of domain, the path to
the DSO PMDA is given by path and the PMDA’s
initialization routine is init.
PM_LOCAL_DEL Removes all entries in the table where the domain
matches, or the path matches. Setting the arguments
domain to -1 or path to NULL to force matching on the
other argument. The init argument is ignored.
PM_LOCAL_CLEAR Remove all entries from the table. All the other
arguments are ignored in this case.
The domain, name and init arguments have similar syntax and semantics
to the associated fields in the pmcd(1) configuration file. The one
difference is the path argument which is used by __pmLocalPMDA to find
a likely looking DSO by searching in this order: $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/path,
path, $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/path.dso-suffix and finally path.dso-suffix (dso-
suffix is the local platform specific default file name suffix for a
DSO, e.g. so for Linux, dylib for Mac OS X, dll for Windows, etc.).
In most cases, __pmLocalPMDA returns 0 to indicate success. If op is
invalid, then the return value is PM_ERR_CONV else if there is no
matching table entry found for a PM_LOCAL_DEL operation, PM_ERR_INDOM
pmcd(1), PMAPI(3), pmNewContext(3) and __pmSpecLocalPMDA(3).