Using Extended Accounting Functionality
How to Activate Extended Accounting for Processes, Tasks, and Flows
To activate the extended accounting facility for tasks, processes, and flows, use the acctadm command. The optional final parameter to acctadm indicates whether the command should act on the process, system task, or flow accounting components of the extended accounting facility.
See acctadm(1M) for more information.
How to Activate Extended Accounting With a Startup Script
See Extended Accounting Configuration for information on accounting configuration.
How to Display Extended Accounting Status
Type acctadm without arguments to display the current status of the extended accounting facility.
machine% acctadm Task accounting: active Task accounting file: /var/adm/exacct/task Tracked task resources: extended Untracked task resources: none Process accounting: active Process accounting file: /var/adm/exacct/proc Tracked process resources: extended Untracked process resources: host Flow accounting: active Flow accounting file: /var/adm/exacct/flow Tracked flow resources: extended Untracked flow resources: none
In the previous example, system task accounting is active in extended mode and mstate mode. Process and flow accounting are active in extended mode.
Note - In the context of extended accounting, microstate (mstate) refers to the extended data, associated with microstate process transitions, that is available in the process usage file (see proc(4)). This data provides substantially more detail about the activities of the process than basic or extended records.
How to View Available Accounting Resources
Available resources can vary from system to system, and from platform to platform. Use the acctadm command with the -r option to view the accounting resources available on your system.
machine% acctadm -r process: extended pid,uid,gid,cpu,time,command,tty,projid,taskid,ancpid,wait-status,zone,flag, memory,mstatedisplays as one line basic pid,uid,gid,cpu,time,command,tty,flag task: extended taskid,projid,cpu,time,host,mstate,anctaskid,zone basic taskid,projid,cpu,time flow: extended saddr,daddr,sport,dport,proto,dsfield,nbytes,npkts,action,ctime,lseen,projid,uid basic saddr,daddr,sport,dport,proto,nbytes,npkts,action
How to Deactivate Process, Task, and Flow Accounting
To deactivate process, task, and flow accounting, turn off each of them individually by using the acctadm command with the -x option.