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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(5) 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(1M) and
flowadm(1M), 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(5) service instance.


96

A fatal configuration error occurred during the start of the smf(5)
service instance.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


dladm(1M), flowadm(1M), acct(2), attributes(5), smf(5), ipqos(7IPP)

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(5)) 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(1M).


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:

o Extended Accounting Flow Management

o Extended Accounting Process Management

o Extended Accounting Task Management

o Extended Accounting Network Management


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


April 9, 2016 ACCTADM(1M)