FBSD 7.1 & kern.maxdsiz

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Wed Nov 19 06:06:59 PST 2008

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 04:10:55PM -0800, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>> 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?
> Through sysctl.

OK, what am I missing?

urchin# sysctl -a | grep maxdsiz
compat.ia32.maxdsiz: 536870912
compat.linux32.maxdsiz: 536870912

I do not see one named 'kern.maxdsiz'.



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