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Old 06-24-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
scotty2024
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Question E667: Fsync failed


Hello,

I am trying to edit the file shmmax in proc/sys/kernel/. I want to increase the value. I am using vim to edit it. But when I try to write and close the file I get the following error:
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"shmmax" E667: Fsync failed
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I have read that this can be cause by a full disk. I checked with df and have plenty of space available.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-25-2010, 06:06 AM   #2
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I dunno.. but messing with proc is something that I think has links to many virtual files... which *might* be an issue here.
 
Old 06-25-2010, 02:41 PM   #3
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Scotty, are you editing as root?
 
Old 06-25-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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Solution for future reference

Edit '/etc/sysctl.conf' and added in 'kernel.shmmax = value_you_want' then run '/sbin/sysctl -p'
 
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Thank you for the reply -- posted a copy of the answer to my blog since there are a number of references that don't work trying to have you edit files in the /proc dir that don't work since they are dynamically generated.

http://kludgeoverflow.com/blog/the-u...e-errnoenospc/
 
  


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