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System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
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1.  Managing Terminals and Modems (Overview)

2.  Setting Up Terminals and Modems (Tasks)

3.  Managing Serial Ports With the Service Access Facility (Tasks)

4.  Managing System Resources (Overview)

5.  Displaying and Changing System Information (Tasks)

6.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

7.  Managing UFS Quotas (Tasks)

8.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

9.  Managing System Accounting (Tasks)

What's New in System Accounting

Oracle Solaris Process Accounting and Statistics Improvements

What is System Accounting?

How System Accounting Works

System Accounting Components

Connect Accounting

Process Accounting

Disk Accounting

Fee Calculations

How Daily Accounting Works

What Happens If the System Shuts Down

System Accounting (Task Map)

Setting Up System Accounting

How to Set Up System Accounting

Billing Users

How to Bill Users

Maintaining Accounting Information

Fixing Corrupted Files and wtmpx Errors

How to Fix a Corrupted wtmpx File

Fixing tacct Errors

How to Fix tacct Errors

Restarting the runacct Script

How to Restart the runacct Script

Stopping and Disabling System Accounting

How to Temporarily Stop System Accounting

How to Permanently Disable System Accounting

10.  System Accounting (Reference)

11.  Managing System Performance (Overview)

12.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

13.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Software Problems (Overview)

15.  Managing System Messages

16.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Software Problems (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting File Access Problems (Tasks)

20.  Resolving UFS File System Inconsistencies (Tasks)

21.  Troubleshooting Software Package Problems (Tasks)


What's New in System Accounting

This section describes new or changed features in system accounting in the Oracle Solaris release. For a complete listing of new features and a description of Oracle Solaris releases, see Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 What’s New.

Oracle Solaris Process Accounting and Statistics Improvements

Oracle Solaris 10: Changes have been made to the internals of the load averaging, cpu usr/sys/idle, and accounting functions. Microstate accounting has replaced the old accounting mechanism and is enabled by default all of the time. As a result, you might notice slightly different process usage and timing statistics.

Switching to microstate accounting provides substantially more accurate data about user processes and the amount of time they spend in various states. In addition, this information is used to generate more accurate load averages and statistics from the /proc file system. For more information, see the proc(4) man page.