Overview of the C Interface to Extended Accounting
Projects and tasks are used to label and separate workloads. The extended accounting
subsystem is used to monitor resource consumption by workloads that are running on
the system. Extended accounting produces accounting records for the workload tasks and processes.
For an overview of extended accounting and example procedures for administering extended accounting,
see Chapter 4, Extended Accounting (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones and Chapter 5, Administering Extended Accounting (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones.
The extended accounting framework has been expanded for zones. Each zone has its
own extended accounting files for task and process-based accounting. The extended accounting files
in the global zone contain accounting records for the global zone and for
all non-global zones. The accounting records contain a zone name tag. The global
zone administrator can use the tag during the extraction of per zone accounting
data from the accounting files in the global zone.