collecting pv entries -- suggest increasing PMAP_SHPGPERPROC

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Oct 27 13:22:57 PDT 2008

In response to "Simon Chang" <simonychang at>:
> By the way, does anyone know whether there is any way to tune
> PMAP_SHPGPERPROC using sysctl, or does such button/knob not exist?

No.  I've had this discussion with the developer who originally wrote
that code.  The table size is too deep inside the kernel to adjust it
at run time.  The kernel needs to know what it is when it boots, and it
can't change after.

Bill Moran

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