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SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (SLES 9)
Kernel version 2.6.5-7.276-smp for x86_64 bit architecture


When the is run, it stops on 'Environment...' The script is running 'sysctl -a' which hangs. Manually executing'sysctl -a' shows 'net.core.wmem_max' as the last output.


This problem is fixed in kernel versions 2.6.5-7.282-smp and above.

Additional Information

sysctl hangs when trying to read /proc/sys/vm/toss_page_cache_nodes

# strace -f sysctl -a

getdents(4, /* 22 entries */, 1024) = 832
stat("/proc/sys/vm/toss_page_cache_nodes", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644,
st_size=0, ...}) = 0
open("/proc/sys/vm/toss_page_cache_nodes", O_RDONLY) = 5
fstat(5, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
= 0x2a9556c000


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  • Document ID:3915046
  • Creation Date: 17-Nov-2006
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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