Configuring Additional Kernel Settings for SUSE Linux

Additional kernel parameter settings configuration is required on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server systems.

Perform these steps on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server systems only:
  1. Enter the following command to enable the system to read the /etc/sysctl.conf file when it restarts:
    # /sbin/chkconfig boot.sysctl on
  2. Enter the GID of the oinstall group as the value for the parameter /proc/sys/vm/hugetlb_shm_group.

    For example, where the oinstall group GID is 501:

    # echo 501 > /proc/sys/vm/hugetlb_shm_group
    Use vi to add the following text to /etc/sysctl.conf, and enable the boot.sysctl script to run on system restart:


    Only one group can be defined as the vm.hugetlb_shm_group.