My original Question:
> When attempting to turn on system accounting I receive a busy message:
> the command -> /usr/lib/acct/accton file1
> the message -> /usr/lib/acct/accton: accounting is busy: cannot turn accounting
> The machine is a Sparc2 running SunOS 4.1.1
> Is this the proper way to start accounting?
>From the respondants I have learned that the following:
I For GENERIC_SMALL kernel users.
1) Accounting is not activated if you are using the
The kernel needs to be rebuilt with a line commenter removed:
Uncomment the line in the kernel's config file
containing the SYSACCT info.
II For GENERIC_SMALL kernel AND full kernel users
1) Uncomment this line in /etc/rc: # /usr/lib/acct/startup
2) Put these lines in the root crontab file:
# system acct processes
0 * * * * /usr/lib/acct/ckpacct
0 1 * * 1-6 /usr/lib/acct/dodisk
0 2 * * 1-6 /usr/lib/acct/runacct 2> /usr/adm/acct/nite/fd2log
15 5 1 * * /usr/lib/acct/monacct
3) Apply some patches for the ckpacct and runacct scripts.
(I am in the process of getting these from a respondant, and
will provide them to anyone who wants them)
Thanks to all those who responded:
email@example.com Jeff Pack
firstname.lastname@example.org Mark solda
email@example.com John Ellithorpe
Michael.Meyers@Corp.Sun.COM Michael Meyers
firstname.lastname@example.org Shilo Jennings
steve@seattle.Avcom.COM Steve Lee
email@example.com Per Strvmgren
rice@sunkist.West.Sun.Com Jim Rice
kevin@fourx.Aus.Sun.Com Kevin Sheehan
Also my thanks to posters without full names in their return-path.
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