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NAME

       pmErrStr - convert a PMAPI error code into a string

C SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       const char *pmErrStr(int code)

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION

       Translate  an  error code into a text string, suitable for generating a
       diagnostic message.  By convention, all error codes are negative.   The
       small values are assumed to be negated versions of the Unix error codes
       as  defined  in  <errno.h>  and  the  strings  returned  are   as   per
       strerror(3C).  The larger, negative error codes are Performance Metrics
       Application  Programming  Interface  (PMAPI)   error   conditions   and
       pmErrStr(3) returns an appropriate PMAPI error string, as determined by
       code.

       The string value is held in a single static  buffer,  so  the  returned
       value is only valid until the next call to pmErrStr.

SEE ALSO

       pmerr(1), PMAPI(3) and perror(3C).