pmdaDesc - Man Page

get the description of a metric from a PMDA

C Synopsis

#include <pcp/pmapi.h>
#include <pcp/pmda.h>

int pmdaDesc(pmID pmid, pmDesc *desc, pmdaExt *pmda);

cc ... -lpcp_pmda -lpcp


pmdaDesc uses the standard PMDA(3) data structures to return the pmDesc description in desc for the metric identified by pmid.


If the pmid does not correspond to any metric supported by this PMDA, pmdaDesc returns PM_ERR_PMID.


The PMDA must be using PMDA_INTERFACE_2 or later, as specified in the call to pmdaDSO(3) or pmdaDaemon(3).

See Also

PMAPI(3), PMDA(3), pmdaDaemon(3), pmdaDSO(3) and pmLookupDesc(3).

Referenced By

PMDA(3), pmdaDaemon(3), pmdaDSO(3), pmdaMain(3).

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