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Technical Reference: Base Operating System and Extensions , Volume 2

SpmiFirstHot Subroutine


Locates the first of the sets of peer statistics belonging to a hotset.


SPMI Library (libSpmi.a)


#include sys/Spmidef.h

struct SpmiHotVals *SpmiFirstHot(HotSet)
struct SpmiHotSet HotSet;


The SpmiFirstHot subroutine locates the first of the SpmiHotVals structures belonging to the specified SpmiHotSet. Using the returned pointer, the SpmiHotSet can then either be decoded directly by the calling program, or it can be used to specify the starting point for a subsequent SpmiNextHotItem subroutine call. The SpmiFirstHot subroutine should only be executed after a successful call to the SpmiGetHotSet subroutine.



Specifies a valid SpmiHotSet structure as obtained by another subroutine call.

Return Values

The SpmiFirstHot subroutine returns a pointer to a structure of type SpmiHotVals structure if successful. If unsuccessful, the subroutine returns a NULL value. A returned pointer may refer to a pseudo-hotvals structure as described in the SpmiAddSetHot subroutine.

Error Codes

All SPMI 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 SpmiErrno variable is set to 0 and the SpmiErrmsg character array is empty. If an error is detected, the SpmiErrno variable returns an error code, as defined in the sys/Spmidef.h file, and the SpmiErrmsg variable contains text, in English, explaining the cause of the error. See the List of SPMI Error Codes for more information.

Implementation Specifics

This subroutine is part of the server option of the Performance Aide for AIX licensed product and is also included in the Performance Toolbox for AIX licensed product.


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

Related Information

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