void pmPrintValue(FILE * f , int valfmt , int type , const pmValue * val , int minwidth );
The value of the performance metric is interpreted according to the format of val as defined by valfmt (from a pmValueSet within a pmResult structure; see pmFetch (3)) and the generic description of the metrics type passed in via type .
The value for type is typically extracted from a pmDesc structure, following a call to pmLookupDesc (3) for a particular performance metric.
The output will be optionally padded to be at least minwidth characters wide.
pmPrintValue is most useful for displaying values of performance metrics from pmFetch (3) (which returns a set of valfmt and val pairs for each requested metric), based upon the metrics type as returned from pmLookupDesc (3).