Last updated on JULY 29, 2016
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
UNIX operating systems have a set of services which are usually software programs started at boot time. These software programs are most commonly called daemons.
Cron is an example of such a daemon. Prior to Solaris 10, these daemons were started serially by a set of rc scripts. For example, /etc/rc2.d/S75cron.
In Solaris 10, SMF replaces the "rc" scripts and services are now started in parallel in order to improve performance.
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