Re: oninit: Fatal error in shared memory creation - 08-06-2003 , 09:56 AM
did you recieved an answer for your question ?
I have now exactly the same problem. Can you help ?
Originally posted by Fco. Javier Mu?Oz Sandon?S
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Re: oninit: Fatal error in shared memory creation - 08-06-2003 , 12:22 PM
On Wed, 06 Aug 2003 14:56:32 +0000, alex.odesse wrote:
1) the server was not shut down properly and there are still shared memory
segments allocated. A reboot will fix this, or you can try to locate them
using ipcs and remove them using ipcrm - not for the inexperienced admin.
2) the server has been configured to allocate more memory than the limit
set in SHMTOT, or more memory than is physically available. Check your
BUFFERS, SHMVIRTSIZE and SHMTOT - are they reasonable?
3) if you are running applications on the same machine, they will try to
communicate with the server via shared memory rather than via network
sockets. If you shut down the engine without first exiting the
applications, the applications will keep the shared memory allocated
and you'll have problem #1, and the engine cannot restart. Make sure
no application programs are running on the same machine when you shut
down the server or it won't restart.
4) if you have multiple servers on the same machine, make sure their
SERVERNUM values are different - these are used to key the shared memory
segments and if two engines have the same SERVERNUM, the first to start
will prevent the other from allocating memory.
Check for applications first, and shut them down or kill them.
If that doesn't work, try a reboot. (Or try ipcrm if a reboot is
impractical - note that things other than IDS will allocate shared
If it still won't come up, check SERVERNUM and your shared memory
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