Understanding Tasks

Some workloads consist of many parts. When you log in to your Solaris 11 system with a user. username project in effect, that project is charged with every process that runs under your account name, including all the programs that comprise your windowing system. Even though you want to know the total resource demand of that login session, you might also like to see how it breaks down between windowing system and shell program demand.

On a larger scale, you might have multiple services that work together in a loose fashion, such as a database that various processes all use, acting as proxies for remote clients. Let’s say some of those clients represent customers, vendors, database administrators, and business managers. Each ...

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