Call this subroutine to add alarm generation information to the current IPC buffer with an external alarm timestamp.


int amaru_add_gen_stamp (bodyptr, bodylen, first_seg,

                         alarm_id, fr_id, user_or_serv_id,

                         ref_id, resp_type, key, msg_field,

                         num_fields, reset_follows, stamp,


char *bodyptr;

int bodylen;

COR_BOOLEAN first_seg;

char alarm_id[ALARM_ID_LEN+1];

char fr_id[FR_ID_LEN+1];

char user_or_serv_id[COR_MAX(USER_ID_LEN, SERVICE_ID_LEN)+1];

char ref_id[AM_REF_ID_LEN+1];

AM_RESP_TYPE resp_type;


AM_MSG_FIELD msg_field[];

int num_fields;

COR BOOLEAN reset_follows;

COR_STAMP stamp;

COR_STATUS *ret_stat;

Input Arguments


Pointer to the beginning of the message body of the IPC buffer.


Maximum length of the message body.


Boolean value specifying whether the current generation request should be the first request in the message. TRUE implies first segment.


Identifier of the alarm to be generated.


Identifier of the factory resource for which the alarm is being generated.


Used for labeling logged alarms. Usually this is the service_id of the sending process. The AMAP sends the user_id of the connected terminal.


Used to specify unique alarms when multiple alarm definitions are generated for the same Factory Resources. Alarm uniqueness is defined by the combination of alarm_id, fr_id, and ref_id.


Note: The ref_id is not displayed directly on the Alarm Manager User Interface. The ref_id, when used, can be duplicated in a message field for display.


Used to select the type of response desired from the AMRP. The application program has three choices:


AM_CAPTURED_RESP - AMRP responds once the message has been captured (sent to a slave process or journalled).


AM_FULL_RESP - AMRP responds once the message has been fully processed. A status segment is returned for each request in the original message.


AM_NO_RESP - No response from AMRP to indicate that an alarm message has been received.


Note: Only the resp_type in the first generation message of each segment is used. Therefore, it is not possible to intermix the type of responses desired within a single IPC message..


The key is useful when the resp_type is set to AM_FULL_RESP. The key allows the application program to match the status segments returned with the alarm generation/update requests. The key is specified by the application program and is returned "as is" by the AMRP.


Pointer to the beginning of an array containing variable parameter information for the particular alarm. Each element of the array contains a type specifier and the actual field value. The structure AM_MSG_FIELD and the valid field types can be found in Chapter 6 or on-line in the include file inc_path:am_defs.h.


The number of variable fields in the msg_field array. There is a maximum of AM_MAX_FIELDS. Each element consists of a type specifier and the actual information.


Set to TRUE to indicate that on acknowledgment, the application will update the alarm message, clear the alarm, and retain the acknowledgment. Otherwise, set to FALSE.


Specifies the time at which the alarm was generated. Until the alarm is cleared, its duration will be difference between the current time-of-day and this value.

Output Arguments


Pointer to status structure.

Return Value

Either COR_SUCCESS, or COR_FAILURE. If the function returns anything other than COR_SUCCESS, additional error information can be found in ret_stat. Other than the timestamp parameter, this function should in all ways conform to the behavior of amaru_add_gen().

More information

 Application subroutines for field definitions: Alarm Management API.