system call enables or disables the collection of system accounting
If the argument
is a null pointer, accounting is disabled.
pathname (null-terminated), record collection is enabled and for
every process initiated which terminates under normal
conditions an accounting record is appended to
Fa file .
Abnormal conditions of termination are reboots
or other fatal system problems.
Records for processes which never terminate cannot be
For more information on the record structure used by
This call is permitted only to the super-user.
Accounting is automatically disabled when the file system the
accounting file resides on runs out of space; it is enabled when
space once again becomes available.
The values controlling this behaviour can be modified using the following
Specifies the frequency (in seconds) with which free disk
space should be checked.
The percentage of free disk space above which process
accounting will resume.
The percentage of free disk space below which process
accounting will suspend.
On error -1 is returned.
The file must exist and the call may be exercised only by the super-user.
system call will fail if one of the following is true:
Bq Er EPERM
The caller is not the super-user.
Bq Er ENOTDIR
A component of the path prefix is not a directory.
Bq Er ENAMETOOLONG
A component of a pathname exceeded 255 characters,
or an entire path name exceeded 1023 characters.
Bq Er ENOENT
The named file does not exist.
Bq Er EACCES
Search permission is denied for a component of the path prefix,
or the path name is not a regular file.
Bq Er ELOOP
Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the pathname.
Bq Er EROFS
The named file resides on a read-only file system.
Bq Er EFAULT
points outside the process's allocated address space.
Bq Er EIO
An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to the file system.