SYNOPSIS$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs/pmdaxfs [-d domain] [-l logfile]
DESCRIPTIONpmdaxfs is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which extracts performance metrics describing the state of the XFS filesystem from the Linux kernel.
The xfs PMDA exports metrics that measure information about metadata buffer usage, the journal, btree operations, inode operations, extended attributes, directories, quotas, read and write operation counts and of course throughput.
The PMDA provides a facility to reset the values of all counters to zero using pmstore(1) with the xfs.control.reset metric.
A brief description of the pmdaxfs command line options follows:
- 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.
- Location of the log file. By default, a log file named xfs.log is written in the current directory of pmcd(1) when pmdaxfs 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.
INSTALLATIONThe xfs PMDA is installed and available by default on Linux. If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs # ./Remove
If you want to establish access to the names, help text and values for the XFS performance metrics once more, after removal, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/xfs # ./Install
pmdaxfs is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.
- command line options used to launch pmdaxfs
- default help text file for the xfs metrics
- installation script for the pmdaxfs agent
- undo installation script for the pmdaxfs agent
- default log file for error messages and other information from pmdaxfs