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

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Logging Resource Thresholds

In Chapter 9, I described the utilities you can use to set and observe various resource thresholds at various levels of privilege. The /etc/project file gives you the means to manage these settings statically, whereas the prctl command lets you manage them on the fly. I reserved from that discussion any mention of the rctladm command for one reason: It integrates resource monitoring with the system logging facility, and the book doesn’t cover how logging works until Chapter 13.

Here’s the short course on logging: In order to notify administrators of various events in the course of operation, many processes write to a file in a process generally called logging. The administrator can refer to these files, or logs, to ...

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