FBSD 7.1 & kern.maxdsiz

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Tue Nov 18 16:11:03 PST 2008

Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:34:32 -0800, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
>> The Urchin installation docs [...]
>> contain a note for FreeBSD users waring of a "hard coded process datasiz 
>> limit of 500 MB" and instruct on to set "kern.maxdsiz="1073741824"" in 
>> /boot/loader.conf.  However FBSD 7.1 doesn't appear to have this 
>> sysctl.  How can I do the equivalent of this in FBSD 7.1?
> Exactly, it is *not* a sysctl setting. It's a loader tunable, as
> I learned from this list some time ago. Don't search to find
> it in the sysctl list, you won't find it there. :-)
> In FreeBSD 7 you should be able to set this setting using
> the file /boot/loader.conf. I think I had this setting on a
> FreeBSD 5 machine, I'll go and check.

Thanks for your reply.  I guess I expected to be able to view it via 
sysctl even though I understood it could only be changed with a reboot.  
Is there some way to view the current setting?



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