Shared memory parameters in Linux Kernel

Shared memory parameters in Linux Kernel

Post by Olivier Fourda » Thu, 15 Oct 1998 04:00:00


How can we change the shared memory parameters in Linux Kernel ?

Both Oracle 8 and PostgreSQL require these settings to be modified, but I can't
find how (without recompiling the Kernel).

Example : (taken from Oracle8 documentation)
LINUX Kernel Parameters

SHMMAX 4294967295

SEMMSL Equal to or greater than the value of the PROCESSES initialization

On most modern Unices, these parameters can be set without recompiling the
Is that possible with Linux, and if so, how ?

Thanks in advance,

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