Accounting startup process spawns an error: "can't get execution attributes" due to insufficient attributes in the exec_attr(4) database (Doc ID 1003573.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

When trying to start accounting, the following error can occur:

# /etc/init.d/acct start
Starting process accounting
/usr/sbin/logadm: can't get execution attributes
# /usr/lib/acct/startup
/usr/sbin/logadm: can't get execution attributes

 

The /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log file reveals the same error.

Cause

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