AUTOFSD-PROBE

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NAME

autofsd-probe - probe AutoFS mount/unmount daemon

SYNOPSIS

$PCP_BINADM_DIR/autofsd-probe [ -h host ] [ -t timeout ]

DESCRIPTION

autofsd-probe will check the status of the autofsd (1) daemon on the specified host .

Unless directed to another host by the -h option, autofsd-probe will contact the AutoFS daemon on the local host.

The AutoFS file system is built on the Remote Procedure Call ( RPC (3)) library routines. The -t option allows the total timeout and retry timeout intervals to be set for all remote procedure call operations used with autofsd-probe . This option accepts an interval argument in the form described in the PCPintro (1) manual page.

autofsd-probe is typically used in an automated fashion from within pmdashping (1) and in conjunction with pmie (1), for monitoring response time and service failure.

By default autofsd-probe will not produce any output, unless there is an error in which case a diagnostic message will be displayed and the exit status will indicate the reason for failure.

DIAGNOSTICS

If autofsd-probe succeeds, then 0 will be returned. If the attempt to establish a connection with autofsd fails, then 2 is returned. If the subsequent attempt to invoke an autofsd response fails, then 1 will be returned.

In the case of a syntactical command line error, 4 is returned and the usage message is displayed.

PCP ENVIRONMENT

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).

SEE ALSO

autofs (1), autofsd (1), PCPintro (1), pmdashping (1), pmie (1) and RPC (3).


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