pmaDeltaInDom - Man Page
generate a “delta indom” if two observations of an instance domain are different
void pmaDeltaInDom(__pmLogInDom *old, __pmLogInDom *new, __pmLogInDom *new_delta);
cc ... -lpcp_archive -lpcp
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Checks if two observations of the same instance domain are identical, and if they are not, tries to generate a “delta indom” to describe the differences.
The code assumes (a) old->indom == new->indom and (b) both the instance domains are sorted in ascending internal instance identifier sequence; see pmaSortInDom(3) to see how to make the second condition true.
The “delta indom” format is only supported for Version 3 archives and it is the caller's responsibility to determine if calling pmaDeltaInDom is appropriate, rather than calling pmaSameInDom(3) which is the preferred method for V2 archives.
pmaDeltaInDom returns 0 if the old and new instance domains are the same.
A return value of 1 indicates that the instance domains are different and the “delta indom” format is not more efficient; in this case new_delta is not modified.
A return value of 2 indicates that the instance domains are different and new_delta has been set up to describe the “delta indom” encoding of the differences; in this case the caller is responsible for freeing new_delta->instlist and new_delta->namelist.
The instance domains are considered different if any of the following hold:
- old->numinst != new->numinst
- For some i, old->instlist[i] != new->instlist[i]
- For some i, the strings pointed to by old->namelist[i] and new->instlist[i] are not identical
Delta Indom Format
As for a regular instance domain, new_delta->numinst defines the number of instance specifications.
If new_delta->namelist[i] == NULL then the instance identified by new_delta->instlist[i] has been deleted from the instance domain.
If new_delta->namelist[i] != NULL then the instance identified by new_delta->instlist[i] has been added to the instance domain.
Because the “delta indom” is only likely to have short-term relevance to the caller, the new_delta->namelist[i] entries that are not NULL will point back into old->namelist[j] or new->namelist[k] and so old and new should not be freed until the caller has finished with new_delta.
PMAPI(3), pmaSortInDom(3) and pmaSameInDom(3).