The C Agent uses the ctypes module to load a shared object into memory so its functions can be called from Python.
There are two versions of the C Agent:
A standard agent that can be installed with the agent installation process
A driver which can can be controlled using the Platform Driver Agent
After building the shared object library the standard agent can be installed with the
python scripts/install-agent.py -s examples/CAgent
The other is a driver interface for the Platform Driver. To use the C driver, the driver code file must be moved into the Platform Driver’s interfaces directory:
examples/CAgent/c_agent/driver/cdriver -> services/core/PlatformDriverAgent/platform_driver/interfaces
The C Driver configuration tells the interface where to find the shared object. An example is available in the C Agent’s driver directory.