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Old 01-01-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Changes to sysctl.conf not working

I need to set the following so avast will run on my system:

sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=10000000

It works great, but I would rather not type this at boot everytime so I edited /etc/sysctl.conf and added the following line:

sysctl -w kernel.shmmax = 100000000

When I reboot the system it does not take effect, I still have to go to the command line and enter the command again. Anyone have any ideas to help?

I am running Fedora 16 i686

Old 01-01-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Dumb question sorry guys.

For anyone who comes across this thread the sanswer is to NOT add the sysctl command in the line. Just add the following to /etc/sysctl.conf

kernel.shmmax = 100000000
Old 01-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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[root@server2 ~]# vim /etc/sysctl.conf
kernel.shmmax = 100000000

save and quit.
Old 01-11-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by View Post
[root@server2 ~]# vim /etc/sysctl.conf
kernel.shmmax = 100000000

save and quit.
After editing sysctl.conf, you need to give
sysctl -p
to make it effective without reboot.


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