rcapadm - configure resource capping daemon
rcapadm [ [-n] -E | -D]
[-i interval=value,...,interval=value] [-c percent]
[-z zonename -m maxvalue]
The rcapadm command allows a user with the privileges described below to
configure various attributes of the resource capping daemon. If used without
arguments, rcapadm displays the current status of the resource capping
daemon if it has been configured. See rcapd(8) for more information.
In the current release of the Solaris operating environment,
rcapadm is available to users with all privileges and to users who
have the Process Management profile in their list of profiles. The System
Administrator role includes the Process Management profile.
Set the minimum physical memory utilization for memory
cap enforcement. Caps will not be enforced until the physical memory available
to processes is low. The percent value should be in the range 0 to 100.
The minimum (and default) value is 0, which means that memory caps are
Disable the resource capping daemon so that it will not
be started when the system is booted. Also stop the resource capping daemon
now, if the -n option is not specified and it is currently
Enable the resource capping daemon so that it will be
started each time the system is booted. Also start the resource capping daemon
now, if the -n option is not specified and it is not currently
Set intervals for various periodic operations performed
. All intervals are specified in seconds. You can set the
The interval at which rcapd scans for new
processes. The default scan interval is every 15 seconds. The minimum value is
The interval of process resident set size sampling. The
default sample interval is every 5 seconds. The minimum value is 1
The interval at which various paging statistics are
updated by rcapd
, in seconds. These statistics can be viewed by using
. The default reporting interval is every 5 seconds. When
the interval is set to 0
, statistics will not be updated.
Paging refers to the act of relocating portions of
memory, called pages, to or from physical memory. rcapd pages out the
most infrequently used pages.
The reconfiguration interval, in seconds. At each
reconfiguration event, rcapd checks its configuration file for updates,
and scans the project databases for new project caps. The default
reconfiguration interval is every 60 seconds. The minimum interval is
0. When the interval is set to 0, no periodic reconfiguration
occurs, although the running daemon can still be reconfigured by sending it
Used in conjunction with the -z option. Specifies
a value for rcap.max-rss, a dynamically-set cap on the usage of
physical memory for the zone specified by -z. You can apply a scale
(K, M, G, T) to the value you specify. K
means kilobyte; M, megabyte; G, gigabyte; and T,
terabyte. For example, 100M is 100 megabytes.
Do not affect the running state of the resource capping
daemon when enabling or disabling it.
Used in conjunction with the -m option. Specifies
the zone for which you are dynamically specifying a cap on physical memory
usage (using -m).
Example 1 Configuring the Resource Capping Daemon with Immediate
To set a persistent cap on memory usage within a zone,
# rcapadm -E -i
Example 2 Specifying a Resource Cap for a Zone
The command shown below specifies the maximum amount of memory
that can be consumed by a specified zone. Note that this value lasts only
until the next reboot. To set a persistent cap, use zonecfg(8).
# rcapadm -z testzone -m 512M
The following exit values are returned:
Successful completion. The modifications to the current
configuration were valid and made successfully.
An error occurred. A fatal error occurred either in
obtaining or modifying the resource capping configuration.
Invalid command-line options were specified.
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The -z and -m options are committed interfaces.