utmpd — user accounting database daemon
user accounting database daemon, manages the user
accounting database which is the database of currently logged-in
users. This was previously maintained by
files on HP-UX.
writes its pid to the file
Applications can add, update, or query entries into the database using
APIs. See the
manual page for more information.
takes care of synchronizing the legacy
file and its own in-memory database. The synchronization is
bi-directional from the
database to the
and from the
database. However, this synchronization does not happen in real time.
There is a time lag which could span from a few seconds on a lightly
loaded system to a few minutes on a heavily loaded system.
Perform graceful shutdown.
This causes the daemon to write its in-memory user accounting database
file and exit.
logs error messages to the system log using
is shutdown using
file and the
file does not take place.
should not be shutdown by the user unless it is for debugging purpose.
rebuilds its database from the
was developed by Hewlett-Packard Company.