Subject: Re: Increasing SHMMAXPGS
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/19/2002 13:08:48
Ignatios Souvatzis <> writes:
> > Yes. SHMMAXPGS should be nuked from orbit -- it should dynamically
> > size itself. (We should also somehow garbage collect segments that are
> > no longer associated with running processes.)
> Uhm - but those could be accessed later by a new process, can't they?

In theory, yes. In practice, they're usually programming errors or
crashes. (We could have a sysctl to turn off the behavior but I doubt
many would use it.)

Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD: The right OS for your embedded design.