Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'd like to know what the kernel does when the value of kernel.shmall works out to being larger than the total amount of available memory (main memory + swap space). Is the value ignored and the default used or is it applied to the effect of "no limit"?

$ uname -rv
2.6.18-141.el5 #1 SMP Fri Apr 24 17:46:35 EDT 2009
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga)
share|improve this question

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.