Solaris Containers: Resource Management and Solaris Zones Developer's Guide

Extended Accounting Overview

The exacct is a new accounting framework for the Solaris operating system provides additional functionality to that provided by the traditional SVR4 accounting mechanism. Traditional SVR4 accounting has these drawbacks:

The exacct framework addresses the limitations of SVR4 accounting and provides a configurable, open, and extensible framework for the collection of accounting data.

For a more extensive overview of extended accounting, see Chapter 4, Extended Accounting (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones.