Linux Kernel

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# configure parameter
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# determine the maximum size of a shared memory segment
cat /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
 
# set default shared memory limit for shmmax (16 GB)
echo 17179869184 > /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
 
# add the following line to /etc/sysctl.conf to make a change permanent
echo "kernel.shmmax=4294967296" >> /etc/sysctl.d/90-shmmax.conf
 
# load parameter
/sbin/sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/90-shmmax.conf