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PCP.CONF(5)							File Formats Manual						       PCP.CONF(5)

NAME
pcp.conf - the Performance Co-Pilot configuration and environment file SYNOPSIS
/etc/pcp.conf DESCRIPTION
When using Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) tools and utilities and when calling PCP library functions, a standard set of environment variables are defined in /etc/pcp.conf. These variables are generally used to specify the location of various PCP pieces in the file system and may be loaded into shell scripts by sourcing the /etc/pcp.env(5) shell script and queried by C/C++ programs using the pmGetConfig(3) library function. If a variable is already defined in the environment, the values in pcp.conf do not override those values, i.e. the values in pcp.conf serve as installation defaults only. Both the pcp.env and pcp.conf files are expected to be found in /etc by default. If required, the pcp.conf file may be relocated and PCP_CONF set in the environment to specify the full path to the new location. The pcp.env file can not be relocated (this is the only hard coded path required by PCP). The syntax rules for pcp.conf are as follows : 1. the general syntax is PCP_VARIABLE_NAME=variable value to end of line 2. lines that begin with # and all blank lines are ignored. 3. all variables must be prefixed with PCP_. This is a security issue - variables that do not have this prefix will be silently ignored. 4. there should be no space between the variable name and the literal = and no space between the = and the variable value (unless the value actually starts with a space). This is required because the pcp.conf file may be sourced directly by Makefiles as well as inter- preted by the pcp.env script and the pmGetConfig function. 5. variable values may contain spaces and should not be quoted. The pcp.env script automatically quotes all variable values from the character immediately following the = through to the end of the line. For further details and an explanation of the use of each variable, see the comments in the /etc/pcp.conf file itself. ENVIRONMENT
The PCP_CONF environment variable specifies an alternative path to the pcp.conf file. SEE ALSO
PCPIntro(1), PCPIntro(3), PMAPI(3), pmGetConfig(3) and pcp.env(5). Performance Co-Pilot PCP PCP.CONF(5)

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PMGETINDOM(3)						     Library Functions Manual						     PMGETINDOM(3)

NAME
pmGetInDom - get instance identifiers for a performance metrics instance domain C SYNOPSIS
#include <pcp/pmapi.h> int pmGetInDom(pmInDom indom, int **instlist, char ***namelist); cc ... -lpcp DESCRIPTION
In the current Performance Metrics Application Programming Interface (PMAPI) context, locate the description of the instance domain indom, and return via instlist the internal instance identifiers for all instances, and via namelist the full external identifiers for all instances. The number of instances found is returned as the function value (else less than zero to indicate an error). The value for the instance domain indom is typically extracted from a pmDesc structure, following a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a particu- lar performance metric. The resulting lists of instance identifiers (instlist and namelist), and the names that the elements of namelist point to, will have been allocated by pmGetInDom with two calls to malloc(3C), and it is the responsibility of the caller to free(instlist) and free(namelist) to release the space when it is no longer required. When the result of pmGetInDom is less than one, both instlist and namelist are undefined (no space will have been allocated, and so calling free(3C) is a singularly bad idea). PCP ENVIRONMENT
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 configura- tion file, as described in pcp.conf(5). Values for these variables may be obtained programmatically using the pmGetConfig(3) function. SEE ALSO
PMAPI(3), pmGetConfig(3), pmGetInDomArchive(3), pmLookupDesc(3), pmLookupInDom(3), pmNameInDom(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5). DIAGNOSTICS
PM_ERR_INDOM indom is not a valid instance domain identifier Performance Co-Pilot PCP PMGETINDOM(3)
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