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Technical Reference: Base Operating System and Extensions , Volume 2

RSiGetRawValue Subroutine


Returns a pointer to a valid SpmiStatVals structure for a given SpmiStatVals pointer by extraction from a data_feed packet. This subroutine call should only be issued from a callback function after it has been verified that a data_feed packet was received from the host identified by the first argument.


RSI Library (libSpmi.a)


#include sys/Rsi.h

struct SpmiStatVals RSiGetRawValue(rhandle, svp, index)
RSiHandle rhandle;
struct SpmiStatVals *svp;
int *index;


The RSiGetRawValue subroutine performs the following:

  1. Finds an SpmiStatVals structure in the received data packet based upon the second argument to the subroutine call. This involves a lookup operation in tables maintained internally by the RSi interface.
  2. Updates the struct SpmiStat pointer in the SpmiStatVals structure to point at a valid SpmiStat structure.
  3. Returns a pointer to the SpmiStatVals structure. The returned pointer points to a static area and is only valid until the next execution of RSiGetRawValue.
  4. Updates an integer variable with the index into the ValsSet array of the data_feed packet, which corresponds to the second argument to the call.


rhandleMust be an RSiHandle, which was previously initialized by the RSiOpen (RSiOpen Subroutine) subroutine.

svpA handle of type struct SpmiStatVals, which was previously returned by a successful RSiPathAddSetStat (RSiPathAddSetStat Subroutine) subroutine call.

indexA pointer to an integer variable. When the subroutine call succeeds, the index into the ValsSet array of the data feed packet is returned. The index corresponds to the element that matches the svp argument to the subroutine.

Return Values

If successful, the subroutine returns a pointer; otherwise NULL is returned and an error text may be placed in the external character array RSiEMsg.

Error Codes

All RSI subroutines use external variables to provide error information. To access these variables, an application program must define the following external variables:

If the subroutine returns without an error, the RSiErrno variable is set to RSiOkay and the RSiEMsg character array is empty. If an error is detected, the RSiErrno variable returns an error code, as defined in the enum RSiErrorType. RSi error codes are described in List of RSi Error Codes .

Implementation Specifics

This subroutine is part of the Performance Toolbox for AIX licensed product.


/usr/include/sys/Rsi.h Declares the subroutines, data structures, handles, and macros that an application program can use to access the RSI.

Related Information

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