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 semmnu(5)                                                         semmnu(5)
                          Tunable Kernel Parameters

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      semmnu - maximum number of System V IPC undo structures for processes

 VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

    Default    [Toc]    [Back]

    Allowed values    [Toc]    [Back]
      Minimum: 1

      Maximum: (nproc-4)

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The semmnu tunable specifies the maximum number of System V IPC
      system-wide processes that can have "undo" operations pending at any
      given time.

      If an application exhausts this limit, it will receive an [ENOSPC]
      error from semop().

      For more information about System V semaphores, refer to the Overview
      section of the sema(5) manpage.

    Who Is Expected to Change This Tunable?

    Restrictions on Changing    [Toc]    [Back]
      Changes to this tunable take effect at the next reboot.

    When Should the Value of This Tunable Be Raised?
      When the set of application processes which use semaphore "undo"
      semantics exceeds the limit.

    When Should the Value of This Tunable Be Lowered?
      If requirements for semaphore "undo" semantics has significantly
      decreased, or for limiting protection on run-away applications which
      change semaphores.

    What Other Tunable Values Should Be Changed at the Same Time?
      All the System V semaphore tunables are interrelated and should not be
      treated as independent variables.  The tunables must be evaluated as a
      system to ensure they reflect the application requirements.  The
      semaphore tunables include semaem, semmni, semmns, semmnu, semmsl,
      semume, semvmx, and sysv_hash_locks.  Generally, a change in semmnu
      does not require attention to other tunables.

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      All HP-UX kernel tunable parameters are release specific.  This

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 semmnu(5)                                                         semmnu(5)
                          Tunable Kernel Parameters

      parameter may be removed or have its meaning changed in future
      releases of HP-UX.

      A two-dimensional table of undo structures (~8 bytes each) is
      allocated in kernel memory at boot time.  This memory is reserved
      whether or not it is used.

      The table dimensions are semume and semmnu (maximum number of perprocess
 undo structures).  So the memory requirement is approximately
      the product of those two tunables and the structure size.  Use care
      when setting these two tunables, as they can have a profound effect on
      memory utilization, due to the multiplicative effect.

      Installation of optional kernel software, from HP or other vendors,
      may cause changes to tunable parameter values.  After installation,
      some tunable parameters may no longer be at the default or recommended
      values.  For information about the effects of installation on tunable
      values, consult the documentation for the kernel software being
      installed. For information about optional kernel software that was
      factory installed on your system, see HP-UX Release Notes at

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      semmnu was developed by AT&T.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      semop(2), sema(5), semaem(5), semmns(5), semmni(5), semmsl(5),
      semume(5), semvmx(5), sysv_hash_locks(5).

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