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Managing System Information, Processes, and Performance in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

2.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

What's New in Managing System Processes

Pseudo System Processes

Managing System Processes

Managing System Processes (Task Map)

Commands for Managing System Processes

Using the ps Command

Using the /proc File System and Commands

Managing Processes by Using Process Commands (/proc)

How to List Processes

How to Display Information About Processes

How to Control Processes

Terminating a Process (pkill, kill)

How to Terminate a Process (pkill)

How to Terminate a Process (kill)

Debugging a Process (pargs, preap)

Managing Process Class Information

Managing Process Class Information (Task Map)

Changing the Scheduling Priority of Processes (priocntl)

How to Display Basic Information About Process Classes (priocntl)

How to Display the Global Priority of a Process

How to Designate a Process Priority (priocntl)

How to Change Scheduling Parameters of a Timesharing Process (priocntl)

How to Change the Class of a Process (priocntl)

Changing the Priority of a Timesharing Process (nice)

How to Change the Priority of a Process (nice)

Troubleshooting Problems With System Processes

3.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

4.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

5.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)


What's New in Managing System Processes

The following features for managing system processes are new or changed in this release.

Pseudo System Processes

Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 releases include system processes that perform a specific task, but do not require any administration.

System daemon that flushes pages to disk
Initial system process that starts and restarts other processes and SMF components
System process that monitors and balances system load due to interrupts
System process that monitors memory cache sizes
System process that controls memory paging to disk
System process that is responsible for OS scheduling and process swapping
System process with one thread per processor that balances and distributes virtual memory related workloads across CPUs for better performance.
System process for each ZFS storage pool containing the I/O taskq threads for the associated pool