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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Understanding Projects

A project, in the simplest sense, identifies and relates a collection of processes. Starting with Solaris 8, every single process has a project identifier, called projid, as part of its metadata. You can observe this value by specifying it when you want to examine one or more processes. You can also retrieve the project name with the same utility:

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In this example, I report the project name and the ID of my shell process (the value of the $$ expression). Using that result, I can locate the record for it in the /etc/project file. It’s no coincidence that the number 10 is the same as the GID for the staff group, but it’s not ...

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