oracle 11g install prerequisite fails for valid rhel 4 kernel parameter value
Okay I have never had this happen before. Installing Oracle 11gR2 client
on RHEL 4 x86 and prereq for semmni fails to recognize Linux value.
Initially there were six other kernel parameters that failed and I reset
them in the /etc/sysctl.conf file, ran sysctl -p, and no problem passing
on the second try except for semmni. The value is:
>/sbin/sysctl -a | grep sem
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
> cat /proc/sys/kernel/sem
250 32000 100 128
> uname -a
Linux semele 2.6.9-67.0.20.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 12:40:47
EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> cat /etc/issue
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 8)
Oracle installer says expected value is 128 and actual value 0. I have
successfully installed the client on another Linux server with the
same basic install with no problems. Oracle support suggests a reboot.
Is there any reason Linux shows the parameter but Oracle cannot see it?
Oracle sees the other 3 parameters: SEMMSL, SEMMNS, SEMOPM
Is this value stored anywhere else on Linux? Do you agree that a reboot
might fix this?