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PMDAGETOPT

PMDAGETOPT

Section: C Library Functions (3) Updated: SGI
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NAME

pmdaGetOpt - get options from argument vector, trapping generic PMDA options  

C SYNOPSIS

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

int pmdaGetOpt(int argc, char *const *argv, const char *optstring, pmdaInterface *dispatch, int *err)

cc ... -lpcp_pmda -lpcp  

DESCRIPTION

This function is a wrapper for getopt(3). The behavior of the function is identical except that certain options are assumed to have a predefined behavior which initializes several fields in the pmdaInterface structure.

The options that pmdaGetOpt will trap are:

-Dtrace
Set the PMAPI(3) debug control variable (pmDebug) to trace. Used for controlling levels of trace output while debugging.
-ddomain
Set the domain number of this agent.
-hhelpfile
Obtain the help text (see pmdaText(3)) for the metrics from this file rather than from the path specified with pmdaDSO(3) or pmdaDaemon(3).
-iport
Expect PMCD to connect on inet port (number or name).
-llogfile
Redirect diagnostics and trace output to logfile.
-p
Expect PMCD to supply stdin/stdout pipe.
-usocket
Expect PMCD to connect on unix domain socket.

Only one of -i, -p and -u may be specified. If none of these three options is given, a pipe (-p) is assumed. When these options are encountered by pmdaGetOpt, the option is processed and the next option is examined. Therefore, pmdaGetOpt will only return when an option other than those listed above is found, or the end of the list is reached. The returned value will be the argument or EOF, respectively.

A PMDA can control which of these options the program will accept with the optstring argument. To accept all the options, the PMDA should call pmdaGetOpt with the option string "D:d:h:i:l:pu:". Any PMDA specific options should be added to this string in the style of getopt(3), and returned by pmdaGetOpt if encountered. However, the PMDA cannot reuse any of the options specified above.

pmdaGetOpt takes a pointer to an int, err, which is used as an error count. This variable should be initialized to zero before pmdaGetOpt is first called, and tested when pmdaGetOpt returns EOF.

pmdaGetOpt does not modify argc or argv.  

EXAMPLE

A PMDA which takes the additional argument -n and does not use pmDebug might call pmdaGetOpt like this:

    pmdaInterface dispatch;
    int           err = 0;
    int           c = 0;

    while ((c = pmdaGetOpt(argv, argc, "d:h:i:l:pu:n:", 
                           dispatch &err)) != EOF) {
        /* process argument 'n', may use optarg etc. */
    }

    if (err)
        usage(argv[0]);

The global variables used by getopt (3) may be used by the caller of pmdaGetOpt within the argument parsing loop.  

DIAGNOSTICS

pmdaGetOpt will display the same error messages as getopt.  

CAVEAT

The options -D, -d, -i, -l, -p and -u cannot be reused for other purposes by the PMDA.

The PMDA must be using PMDA_INTERFACE_2 or later, as specified in the call to pmdaDSO(3) or pmdaDaemon(3).  

SEE ALSO

pmdbg(1), getopt(3), PMAPI(3), PMDA(3), pmdaDaemon(3), pmdaDSO(3) and pmdaText(3).


 

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C SYNOPSIS
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EXAMPLE
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CAVEAT
SEE ALSO

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