Subject: Re: i386 kernel - Bad system call when using semget
To: Harald Fiedler <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-install
Date: 11/21/1997 13:40:59
On Fri, 21 Nov 1997, Harald Fiedler wrote:

: I'm trying to get a semaphore but the semget call dies within the 
: call and results in 
: Bad system call

More than likely, your kernel is not compiled with SYSVSEM as one of the
options used to compile it.  If I remember properly, the 1.2[.1] INSTALL
kernels don't have SYSV(SHM,SEM,MSG), so if you're still running the kernel
from the install floppy, this is why.  Compile a kernel with "options
SYSVSEM" in the config file.

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