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ACCT(5)			  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		       ACCT(5)

NAME
     acct -- execution accounting file

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/acct.h>

DESCRIPTION
     The kernel	maintains the following	acct information structure for all
     processes.	 If a process terminates, and accounting is enabled, the ker-
     nel calls the acct(2) function call to prepare and	append the record to
     the accounting file.

     #define AC_COMM_LEN 16

     /*
      *	Accounting structure version 2 (current).
      *	The first byte is always zero.
      *	Time units are microseconds.
      */

     struct acctv2 {
	     uint8_t  ac_zero;		     /*	zero identifies	new version */
	     uint8_t  ac_version;	     /*	record version number */
	     uint16_t ac_len;		     /*	record length */

	     char      ac_comm[AC_COMM_LEN]; /*	command	name */
	     float     ac_utime;	     /*	user time */
	     float     ac_stime;	     /*	system time */
	     float     ac_etime;	     /*	elapsed	time */
	     time_t    ac_btime;	     /*	starting time */
	     uid_t     ac_uid;		     /*	user id	*/
	     gid_t     ac_gid;		     /*	group id */
	     float     ac_mem;		     /*	average	memory usage */
	     float     ac_io;		     /*	count of IO blocks */
	     __dev_t   ac_tty;		     /*	controlling tty	*/

	     uint16_t ac_len2;		     /*	record length */
	     union {
		     __dev_t   ac_align;     /*	force v1 compatible alignment */

     #define AFORK   0x01		     /*	forked but not exec'ed */
     /*	ASU is no longer supported */
     #define ASU     0x02		     /*	used super-user	permissions */
     #define ACOMPAT 0x04		     /*	used compatibility mode	*/
     #define ACORE   0x08		     /*	dumped core */
     #define AXSIG   0x10		     /*	killed by a signal */
     #define ANVER   0x20		     /*	new record version */

		     uint8_t  ac_flag;	     /*	accounting flags */
	     } ac_trailer;

     #define ac_flagx ac_trailer.ac_flag
     };

     If	a terminated process was created by an execve(2), the name of the exe-
     cuted file	(at most ten characters	of it) is saved	in the field ac_comm
     and its status is saved by	setting	one of more of the following flags in
     ac_flag: AFORK, ACOMPAT, ACORE and	ASIG.  ASU is no longer	supported.
     ANVER is always set in the	above structure.

SEE ALSO
     lastcomm(1), acct(2), execve(2), sa(8)

HISTORY
     A acct file format	appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.  The current record
     format was	introduced on May 2007.	 It is backwards compatible with the
     previous format, which is still documented	in <sys/acct.h>	and supported
     by	lastcomm(1) and	sa(8).

FreeBSD	10.1			 May 15, 2007			  FreeBSD 10.1

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