This functionality is updated in the Solaris 8 6/00 software release.
The Solaris accounting software has been updated in the Solaris 8 6/00 release. This information supplements information on using system accounting for managing resources found in "Managing System Accounting (Tasks)" in System Administration Guide, Volume 2.
Extended accounting introduces a new, variable length general-purpose accounting file format that represents general groups of accounting data, as well as the ability to configure resource utilization recorded by the kernel in the various accounting files. Extended accounting features include:
Tasks -- New process collectives for tracking resource usage
Projects-- New administrative databases for charging resource usage. Resource usage by a task can be charged to a project.
acctadm-- Anew tool for configuring various attributes of the extended accounting facility. For example, the resources tracked by the accounting system can be configured on a system-wide basis.
The new default accounting configuration requires no administration and causes no complications. If you do use the extended accounting features, however, do not remove the /etc/project file, which contains important information about the extended accounting configuration.