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NAME

       pmdaName - translate a PMID to a set of dynamic performance metric names

C SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>
       #include <pcp/impl.h>
       #include <pcp/pmda.h>

       int pmdaName(pmID pmid, char ***nameset, pmdaExt *pmda);

       cc ... -lpcp_pmda -lpcp

DESCRIPTION

       As  part of the Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) API (see PMDA(3)), pmdaName is the
       generic callback for translating a pmid into one or more dynamic metric names (nameset).

       Because implementing dynamic performance metrics requires specific PMDA support,  and  the
       facility is an optional component of a PMDA (most PMDAs do not support dynamic performance
       metrics), pmdaName is a skeleton implementation that returns PM_ERR_NAME.

       A PMDA that supports dynamic performance metrics will  provide  a  private  callback  that
       replaces  pmdaName (by assignment to version.four.name of the pmdaInterface structure) and
       implements the translation from a pmid to  a  set  of  dynamic  performance  metric  names
       returned  via  nameset.   The  behaviour,  return  values  and memory allocation rules for
       nameset are the same as for pmNameAll(3).

DIAGNOSTICS

       pmdaName returns PM_ERR_PMID if the name  is  not  recognized  or  cannot  be  translated.
       otherwise the number of metric names found (most commonly 1).

CAVEAT

       The PMDA must be using PMDA_PROTOCOL_4 or later, as specified in the call to pmdaDSO(3) or
       pmdaDaemon(3).

SEE ALSO

       PMAPI(3), PMDA(3), pmdaDaemon(3), pmdaDSO(3), pmdaMain(3), pmNameAll(3) and pmNameID(3).