Use the extended accounting facility to determine the resource consumption of workloads on your system. After the resource consumption has been determined, use the resource control facility to place bounds on resource usage. Bounds that are placed on resources prevent workloads from over-consuming resources.
For an overview of resource controls and example commands for administering resource controls, see Chapter 6, Resource Controls (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones and Chapter 7, Administering Resource Controls (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones.
The resource control facility adds the following benefits.
Resource controls can be adjusted while the system is running.
Containment level granularity
Resource controls are arranged in a containment level of project, task, or process. The containment level simplifies the configuration and aligns the collected values closer to the particular project, task, or process.
If an attempt is made to set the maximum value less than the actual resource consumption, no change in to the maximum value is made.