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You can find the documentation in man 5 proc: This file contains the kernel virtual memory accounting mode. Values are: 0: heuristic overcommit (this is the default) 1: always overcommit, never check 2: always check, never overcommit In mode 0, calls of mmap(2) with MAP_NORESERVE are not checked, and the default check is very weak, leading to ...


I believe you created an orphan socket by killing the connection on the .137 server. So, the kernel parameter in use would be tcp_orphan_retries - which has a generic linux default of 7. You can get a description of both the condition you created and the results here: http://www.linuxinsight.com/proc_sys_net_ipv4_tcp_orphan_retries.html


OpenVZ is container-based, and as such, uses a shared kernel. Containers can only change a very small, restricted set of sysctls (which ones, unfortunately, aren't even documented). If you need to do this, you need to be using something other than OpenVZ.


I found the answer. This server is a VPS and it is running in a OpenVZ container and I'm not allowed to modify any kernel parameter of that container.


You can also try udev rules depending on what you want to set. For example, on my system I set my SSDs to use the deadline scheduler via /etc/udev/rules.d/60-ssd-scheduler.rules containing: # set deadline scheduler for non-rotating disks ACTION=="add|change", KERNEL=="sd[a-z]", ATTR{queue/rotational}=="0", ATTR{queue/scheduler}="deadline" You should be ...

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