pmSemStr - Man Page

convert a performance metric semantic into a string

C Synopsis

#include <pcp/pmapi.h>

const char *pmSemStr(int sem);
char *pmSemStr_r(int sem, char *buf, int buflen);

cc ... -lpcp


Given a performance metric semantic, pmSemStr produces a terse ASCII equivalent, appropriate for use in error and diagnostic messages. The pmSemStr_r function does the same, but stores the result in a user-supplied buffer buf of length buflen, which should have room for at least 20 bytes.

The value for sem is typically extracted from a pmDesc structure, following a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a particular performance metric.

Examples are counter (for sem equals PM_SEM_COUNTER), discrete (for sem equals PM_SEM_DISCRETE), instant (for sem equals PM_SEM_INSTANT), etc.


Both of these routines are safe to call from threaded applications.

See Also

PMAPI(3), pmAtomStr(3), pmConvScale(3), pmExtractValue(3), pmLookupDesc(3), pmPrintValue(3), pmIDStr(3), pmInDomStr(3), pmTypeStr(3) and pmUnitsStr(3).

Referenced By

pmIDStr(3), pmInDomStr(3), pmTypeStr(3), pmUnitsStr(3), PMWEBAPI(3).

The man page pmSemStr_r(3) is an alias of pmSemStr(3).

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