Subject: Re: SysV SHM never removed
To: Julian Coleman <>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 02/12/2000 17:23:35
On Sat, Feb 12, 2000 at 04:04:31PM +0000, Julian Coleman wrote:
> I've turned the game netmaze into a package.  It uses shmget().
> Unfortunately, I can only run it so many times before I get the error :
>   shmget: Cannot allocate memory
> The only way to clear this is to reboot.
Workaround (instead of reboot):

You can try ipcs(1) & ipcrm(1) to manually remove shared memory segments,
ipcs -m|grep ^m|awk '{ print $2 }'|xargs -n 1 ipcrm -m
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