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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

acctadm(8)

Name

acctadm - configure extended accounting facility

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/acctadm [-DEsrux] [-d resource_list] 
     [-e resource_list] [-f filename] 
     [task | process | flow | net]

Description

acctadm configures various attributes of the extended accounting facility. Without arguments, acctadm displays the current status of the extended accounting facility.

Options

The following options are supported:

–d resource_list

Disable reporting of resource usage for resource. Specify resource_list as a comma-separated list of resources or resource groups.

This option requires an operand. See OPERANDS.

–D

Disable accounting of the given operand type without closing the accounting file. This option can be used to temporarily stop writing accounting records to the accounting file without closing it. To close the file use the –x option. See –x.

–e resource_list

Enable reporting of resource usage for resource. Specify resource_list as a comma-separated list of resources or resource groups.

This option requires an operand. See OPERANDS.

–E

Enable accounting of the given operand type without sending the accounting output to a file. This option requires an operand. See OPERANDS.

–f filename

Send the accounting output for the given operand type to filename. If filename exists, its contents must be of the given accounting type.

This option requires an operand. See OPERANDS.

–r

Display available resource groups.

When this option is used with an operand, it displays resource groups available for a given accounting type. When no operand is specified, this option displays resource groups for all available accounting types. See OPERANDS.

–s

Start method for the smf(7) instance. This option is used to restore the extended accounting configuration at boot.

–x

Deactivate accounting of the given operand type. This option also closes the accounting file for the given accounting type if it is currently open.

This option requires an operand. See OPERANDS.

Operands

The –d, –D, –e, –E, –f, and –x options require an operand.

The following operands are supported:

process

Run acctadm on the process accounting components of the extended accounting facility.

task

Run acctadm on the task accounting components of the extended accounting facility.

flow

Run acctadm on the IPQoS accounting components of the extended accounting facility.

net

Run acctadm on links and flows administered by dladm(8) and flowadm(8), respectively. Basic network accounting relates only to links, while extended network accounting includes both link and flow accounting.

The optional final parameter to acctadm represents whether the command should act on the process, system task, IPQoS, or network accounting components of the extended accounting facility.

Examples

Example 1 Displaying the Current Status

The following command displays the current status. In this example, system task accounting is active and tracking only CPU resources. Process and flow accounting are not active.


$ acctadm
            Task accounting: active
       Task accounting file: /var/adm/exacct/task
     Tracked task resources: extended
   Untracked task resources: host
         Process accounting: inactive
    Process accounting file: none
  Tracked process resources: none
Untracked process resources: extended,host
            Flow accounting: inactive
       Flow accounting file: none
     Tracked flow resources: none
   Untracked flow resources: extended
             Net accounting: inactive
        Net accounting file: none
      Tracked Net resources: none
    Untracked Net resources: extended
Example 2 Activating Basic Process Accounting

The following command activates basic process accounting:


$ acctadm -e basic -f /var/adm/exacct/proc process

Example 3 Displaying Available Resource Groups

The following command displays available resource groups:


$ acctadm -r
  process:
  extended pid,uid,gid,cpu,time,command,tty,projid, \ 
  taskid,ancpid,wait-status,zone,flag,memory,mstate
  basic    pid,uid,gid,cpu,time,command,tty,flag
  task:
  extended taskid,projid,cpu,time,host,mstate,anctaskid,zone
  basic    taskid,projid,cpu,time
  flow:
  extended saddr,daddr,sport,dport,proto,dsfield,nbytes,npkts, \
  action,ctime,lseen,projid,uid
  basic    saddr,daddr,sport,dport,proto,nbytes,npkts,action
  net:
  extended name,devname,edest,vlan_tpid,vlan_tci,sap,cpuid, \
  priority,bwlimit,curtime,ibytes,obytes,ipkts,opks,ierrpkts \
  oerrpkts,saddr,daddr,sport,dport,protocol,dsfield
  basic    name,devname,edest,vlan_tpid,vlan_tci,sap,cpuid, \
  priority,bwlimit,curtime,ibytes,obytes,ipkts,opks,ierrpkts \
  oerrpkts

In the output above, the lines beginning with extended are shown with a backslash character. In actual acctadm output, these lines are displayed as unbroken, long lines.

Example 4 Displaying Resource Groups for Task Accounting

The following command displays resource groups for task accounting:


$ acctadm -r task
  extended taskid,projid,cpu,time,host,mstate,anctaskid,zone
  basic    taskid,projid,cpu,time

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0

Successful completion.

The modifications to the current configuration were valid and made successfully.

1

An error occurred.

A fatal error occurred either in obtaining or modifying the accounting configuration.

2

Invalid command line options were specified.

95

A fatal, non-configuration error occurred during the start of the smf(7) service instance.

96

A fatal configuration error occurred during the start of the smf(7) service instance.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

acct(2), ipqos(4IPP), attributes(7), smf(7), dladm(8), flowadm(8)

Notes

Both extended accounting and regular accounting can be active.

Available resources can vary from system to system, and from platform to platform.

Extended accounting configuration is stored in the service management facility (smf(7)) repository. The configuration is restored at boot by a transient service instance, one per accounting type:

svc:/system/extended-accounting:flow        Flow accounting
svc:/system/extended-accounting:process     Process accounting
svc:/system/extended-accounting:task        Task accounting
svc:/system/extended-accounting:net         Network accounting

The instances are enabled or disabled by acctadm as needed. Configuration changes are made using acctadm; service properties should not be modified directly using svccfg(8).

Users can manage extended accounting (start accounting, stop accounting, change accounting configuration parameters) if they have the appropriate RBAC Rights profile for the accounting type to be managed:

  • Extended Accounting Flow Management

  • Extended Accounting Process Management

  • Extended Accounting Task Management

  • Extended Accounting Net Management

The preceding profiles are for, respectively, flow accounting, process accounting, task accounting, and network accounting.