In addition to the workload and resource organization, the Solaris OS provides the extended accounting facility for monitoring and recording system resource usage. The extended accounting facility provides system administrators with a detailed set of resource consumption statistics on processes and tasks.
The facility is described in depth for system administrators in Chapter 4, Extended Accounting (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones. The Solaris OS provides developers with both a C interface and a PERL interface to the extended accounting facility. Refer to Chapter 3, Using the C Interface to Extended Accounting for the C interface or Chapter 4, Using the Perl Interface to Extended Accounting for the PERL interface.