Samba error

Paul J Collins pjdc at
Sat Jul 8 12:12:38 GMT 2000

>>>>> "Buchan" == Buchan Milne <bgmilne at> writes:

    >> Can't initialise shared memory - exiting

    Buchan> It also said something like "Unable to open IPC area" or
    Buchan> such (wasn't caught by "smbstatus > file")

To catch all output from a process, do this (if you use a Bourne-style

  $ command > file 2>&1

As for the errors you are getting, it sounds like System V IPC isn't
enabled in your kernel.  Assuming that you didn't remove the kernel's
output files when you installed it, you can check it by doing:

  $ grep SYSV /usr/src/linux/.config

The output I get is like this:

  # CONFIG_SYSV_FS is not set

The first line indicates that System V IPC is enabled.

There must be a way to check by looking in /proc, but I can't think of
any.  The existence of the files /proc/sys/kernel/shmall and
/proc/sys/kernel/shmmax may indicate that System V IPC is there, but
since I have no kernels without it, I can't verify.


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