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pmTypeStr(3)

Performance Co-Pilot
Aliases: pmtypestr(3), pmtypestr(3), pmTypeStr_r(3), pmTypeStr_r(3)

libpcp3-dev

Performance Co-Pilot library and headers

pcp-doc

Documentation and tutorial for the Performance Co-Pilot

NAME

pmTypeStr, pmTypeStr_r - convert a performance metric type into a string

C SYNOPSIS

#include <pcp/pmapi.h>
const char *pmTypeStr(int type);
char *pmTypeStr_r(int type, char *buf, int buflen);
cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION

Given a performance metric type, pmTypeStr produces a terse ASCII equivalent, appropriate for use in error and diagnostic messages. The pmTypeStr_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 type is typically extracted from a pmDesc structure, following a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a particular performance metric.
Examples are 32 (for type equals PM_TYPE_32), U64 (for type equals PM_TYPE_U64), STRING (for type equals PM_TYPE_STRING), etc.

NOTES

Both of these functions are safe to call from threaded contexts.
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