pmAddProfile − add instance(s) to the current PMAPI instance profile
int pmAddProfile(pmInDom indom, int numinst, int *instlist);
cc ... −lpcp
The set of instances for performance metrics returned from a pmFetch(3) call may be filtered or restricted using an instance profile. There is one instance profile for each context the application creates at the Performance Metrics Application Programming Interface (PMAPI(3)), and each instance profile may include instances from one or more instance domains (see pmLookupDesc(3)).
pmAddProfile may be used to add new instance specifications to the instance profile of the current PMAPI context.
In the simplest variant, the list of instances identified by the instlist argument for the indom instance domain are added to the instance profile. The list of instance identifiers contains numinst values.
The indom value would normally be extracted from a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a particular performance metric, and the instances in instlist would typically be determined by calls to pmGetInDom(3) or pmLookupInDom(3).
To select all instances in all instance domains, use
pmAddProfile(PM_INDOM_NULL, 0, (int *)0)
This is the only case where indom may be equal to PM_INDOM_NULL. If numinst is zero, or instlist is NULL, then all instances in indom are selected.
indom was PM_INDOM_NULL and instlist was not empty
It is possible to add non-existent instance domains and non-existent instances to an instance profile. None of the routines that use the instance profile will ever issue an error if you do this. The cost of checking, when checking is possible, outweighs any benefits.