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       pmdaroot - a privileged PMCD helper performance metrics domain agent


       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/root/pmdaroot [-d domain] [-l logfile] [-s sockname]


       pmdaroot  is  a  special  Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which cooperates closely
       with pmcd(1) and other PMDAs to provide limited privileged services to these  unprivileged

       In this role it is used to discover operating system containers running on the local host.
       It also enables access to performance data from within those  containers  by  other  PMDAs
       running  on the bare-metal host, using the pmdaRootConnect(3) and the associated namespace

       Like all other PMDAs, it also exports performance metrics from  the  domain  it  controls.
       Currently,  this  is  limited to information about the containers on the local system, and
       currently only Docker containers can be detected.

       -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 root.log is  written  in  the
            current  directory  of pmcd(1) when pmdaroot 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.

       -s   Location  of  the  unix(7)  domain  socket  for  communication  with  clients seeking
            privileged operations.  By default, a socket file named $PCP_TMP_DIR/pmcd/root.socket
            is used.


       Access  to the names, help text and values for the kernel performance metrics is available
       by default - unlike most other agents, no action is  required  to  enable  them  and  they
       should not be removed.


                 default help text file for metrics exported by the root PMDA.
                 default log file for error messages and other information from the root PMDA.
                 default socket file for communication with root PMDA clients.


       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).


       PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1), PMDA(3), pmdaRootConnect(3), pcp.conf(5) and unix(7).