Greetings to everyone.
I found procedural notes in the Online System Administration Guide, Volume
My understanding is backup /etc/system before proceding, and enter the
statements to set the desired variable and value, save the file, verify the
changes are correct, and reboot.
Example: set shmsys:shminfo_shmmax=value ; etc.
The rebooted system should pickup the new values from /etc/system.
What I experienced instead was, the system picked up the changes I entered
for "shmsys:shminfo" parameters shmmax, shmmin, shmmni, and shmseg
perfectly. just as advertised. BUT the "semsys:seminfo" parameters semmap,
semmni, semmns, semmsl, semmnu, and semume did not pick up the new values
entered into /etc/system AND not only that but the IPC Semaphores Module did
not load. (as displayed by the output of "sysdef")
I restored the original /etc/system, and rebooted.
the shared memory parameters returned to their defaults, but the Semaphores
did not, and also did not load.
So, I am now wondering, did I "break" something?, and am posting here to see
if I can get advice on how to get back on track.
E 250, 1024MB RAM, Solaris 8
Thanks very much,