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Managing System Information, Processes, and Performance in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2018
 
 

System Processes That do not Require Administration

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

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