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NAME

       pmdaxfs - XFS filesystem performance metrics domain agent (PMDA)

SYNOPSIS

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs/pmdaxfs [-d domain] [-l logfile]

DESCRIPTION

       pmdaxfs  is  a  Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which extracts performance metrics
       describing the state of the XFS filesystem from the Linux kernel.

       The xfs PMDA exports metrics that measure information about  metadata  buffer  usage,  the
       journal,  btree  operations,  inode  operations, extended attributes, directories, quotas,
       read and write operation counts and of course throughput.

       The PMDA provides a facility to reset the values of all counters to zero using  pmstore(1)
       with the xfs.control.reset metric.

       A brief description of the pmdaxfs command line options follows:

       -d   It is absolutely crucial that the performance metrics domain number specified here is
            unique and consistent.  That is, domain should be different for every PMDA on the one
            host, and the same domain number should be used for the same PMDA on all hosts.

       -l   Location  of  the  log  file.  By default, a log file named xfs.log is written in the
            current directory of pmcd(1) when pmdaxfs is started,  i.e.   $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd.   If
            the  log file cannot be created or is not writable, output is written to the standard
            error instead.

INSTALLATION

       The xfs PMDA is installed and available by default on Linux.  If  you  want  to  undo  the
       installation, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs
            # ./Remove

       If you want to establish access to the names, help text and values for the XFS performance
       metrics once more, after removal, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs
            # ./Install

       pmdaxfs is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed  directly.   The  Install  and
       Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.

FILES

       $PCP_PMCDCONF_PATH
                 command line options used to launch pmdaxfs
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs/help
                 default help text file for the xfs metrics
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs/Install
                 installation script for the pmdaxfs agent
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs/Remove
                 undo installation script for the pmdaxfs agent
       $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd/xfs.log
                 default log file for error messages and other information from pmdaxfs

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
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO

       PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1), pmstore(1), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).