beostat_get_net_rate – get the cumulative network interface on a node
#include <sys/beostat.h> unsigned long beostat_get_net_rate (int node);
The node to query
beostat_get_net_rate executes on the master node and returns the
current network usage rate in bytes per second across all interfaces on
printf ("Node 3 is currently transferring %d bytes / second.\n", beostat_get_net_rate (3));
This function can give erroneous results for its transfer counts during the moment of rollover of each interface.
Returns an unsigned long, which represents the network transfer rate. If an error occurs, it will return -1.
This function relies on the
Beostat subsystem, which consists of the
proc filesystem on the remote node, the
sendstats daemon on the
remote node, the
recvstats daemon on the master node, and two shared
memory files in the directory
/var/shm. If any part of the system
breaks down, this function could fail.