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Old 06-24-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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Question 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
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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.

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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.
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Scotty, are you editing as root?
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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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