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scotty2024 06-24-2010 11:34 PM

E667: Fsync failed

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:

"shmmax" E667: Fsync failed
Press ENTER or type command to continue
I have read that this can be cause by a full disk. I checked with df and have plenty of space available.


halvy 06-25-2010 07:06 AM

I dunno.. but messing with proc is something that I think has links to many virtual files... which *might* be an issue here.

jheaton5 06-25-2010 03:41 PM

Scotty, are you editing as root?

scotty2024 06-25-2010 08:01 PM

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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