The following features are new or changed in this release.
This Oracle Solaris 11 release includes thread naming capabilities that enable the naming of user processes and kernel threads. You can display thread names by using the ps, prstat, and pstack commands. In addition, new built-in variables, uthreadname and kthreadname, have been added to DTrace to enable you to access the names of user and kernel threads.
You can set and read process thread names by using the pthread_setname_np (3C) / pthread_attr_setname_np (3C) and pthread_getname_np (3C) / pthread_attr_getname_np (3C) functions. See the appropriate man pages for more information.
The following example shows how to display thread names by using the ps command with the –L option:
$ ps -L PID LWP LNAME TTY LTIME CMD 2644 1 pts/32 0:00 bash 14320 1 foomoe pts/32 0:00 a.out 14320 2 foocurly pts/32 0:00 a.out 14320 3 foolarry pts/32 0:00 a.out 14320 4 fooshemp pts/32 0:00 a.out 14321 1 pts/32 0:00 ps
See also the Multithreaded Programming Guide.
Both Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris 11 include some system processes that perform a specific task, but typically do not require any administration, such as those that are listed in the following table.