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Solaris™ Internals: Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris Kernel Architecture, Second Edition by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro

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7. Projects, Tasks, and Resource Controls

Contributions by Stephen Hahn

This chapter introduces concepts new to Solaris: projects and tasks, which are used to manage workloads.

7.1. Projects and Tasks Framework

In this section, we describe the central administration objects that are used for resource management, observability and accounting in Solaris.

7.1.1. Introduction

The project and task entities are used in Solaris to describe workloads, which consist of a set of related processes. Processes are grouped into tasks, tasks are a member of a project. Projects and tasks are used to control and observe the resources of a workload. Some of the key uses for the Project and Tasks in Solaris are:

  • They provide an attachment point in the basic administrative ...

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