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       pmTypeStr, pmTypeStr_r - convert a performance metric type into a string


       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       const char *pmTypeStr(int type);
       char *pmTypeStr_r(int type, char *buf, int buflen);

       cc ... -lpcp


       Given  a performance metric type, pmTypeStr produces a terse ASCII equivalent, appropriate
       for use in error and diagnostic messages.  The pmTypeStr_r function  does  the  same,  but
       stores  the  result in a user-supplied buffer buf of length buflen, which should have room
       for at least 20 bytes.

       The value for type is typically extracted from a pmDesc structure,  following  a  call  to
       pmLookupDesc(3) for a particular performance metric.

       Examples are 32 (for type equals PM_TYPE_32), U64 (for type equals PM_TYPE_U64), AGGREGATE
       (for type equals PM_TYPE_AGGREGATE), etc.

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


       pmTypeStr  returns  a  pointer  to  a  static buffer and hence is not thread-safe.  Multi-
       threaded applications should use pmTypeStr_r instead.


       PMAPI(3),    pmAtomStr(3),     pmConvScale(3),     pmExtractValue(3),     pmLookupDesc(3),
       pmPrintValue(3) and pmUnitsStr(3).