pmdacifs — Common Internet Filesystem (CIFS) PMDA


pmdacifs is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports  metric values about mounted CIFS shares from the /proc/fs/cifs directory. This PMDA requires at least the CIFS kernel module to be loaded to return some metric values and at least one mounted CIFS share in order to provide data for all metrics.

Further details on CIFS can be found at


Install the CIFS PMDA by using the Install script as root:

     # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/cifs
     # ./Install

To uninstall, do the following as root:

     # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/cifs
     # ./Remove

pmdacifs is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd when the agent is installed or removed.



default help text file for the CIFS metrics


installation script for the pmdacifs agent


undo installation script for the pmdacifs agent


default log file for error messages from pmdacifs

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

pmcd(1), pmstore(1), and mount.cifs(8).


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