On Monday, 2 Oct 2000, Raphael Quinet wrote:

> On Sun, 01 Oct 2000, "Dr. David Kirkby" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Thanks to everyone who suggested I increase the amount of shared
> > memory on my SPARC so Gimp would not disable shared memory tile
> > transport. I added this to /etc/system:
> > set shmsys:shminfo_shmseg=64
> > 
> > after a reboot Gimp worked fine.  
> FYI, I have added the following lines to /etc/system on all Solaris
> machines that I use:
> # increase shared memory limits (for GTK+ applications)
> set shmsys:shminfo_shmmax = 0x2000000
> set shmsys:shminfo_shmmni = 0x1000
> set shmsys:shminfo_shmseg = 0x100
> By default, Solaris has a limit of 6 shm segments per process, 100 in
> total, and allows a maximum segment size of 1 MB.  You can check the
> current values by running the command /usr/sbin/sysdef.  By increasing
> all of these parameters, I am sure that I can use many GTK+
> applications without warnings.

Can whoever maintains the FAQ add a question on this to it, please?

Also, the build instructions should probably mention this somewhere.
Possibly even the configure script should print something if it
discovers it's on a Solaris box, and grepping /etc/system doesn't
return satisfactory limits.


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