|PMINDOMSTR(3)||Library Functions Manual||PMINDOMSTR(3)|
pmInDomStr, pmInDomStr_r - convert a performance metric instance domain identifier into a string
const char *pmInDomStr(pmInDom indom);
char *pmInDomStr_r(pmInDom indom, char *buf, int buflen);
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For use in error and diagnostic messages, pmInDomStr return a 'human readable' version of the specified instance domain identifier. The pmInDomStr_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 the instance domain indom is typically extracted from a pmDesc structure, following a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a particular performance metric.
Internally, an instance domain identifier is encoded with two fields: domain and serial.
pmInDomStr returns a string with each of the fields appearing as decimal numbers, separated by periods.
The string value returned by pmInDomStr is held in a single static buffer, so the returned value is only valid until the next call to pmInDomStr.
pmInDomStr returns a pointer to a static buffer and hence is not thread-safe. Multi-threaded applications should use pmInDomStr_r instead.
Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5). Values for these variables may be obtained programmatically using the pmGetConfig(3) function.