|PMSEMSTR(3)||Library Functions Manual||PMSEMSTR(3)|
pmSemStr, pmSemStr_r - convert a performance metric semantic into a string
const char *pmSemStr(int sem);
char *pmSemStr_r(int sem, char *buf, int buflen);
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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.