Type acctadm without arguments to display the current status of the extended accounting facility.
# 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.
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 much more detail about the activities of the process than basic or extended records.