Notice: locking SHMFILE in core failed: Resource temporarily, unavailable

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Wed Jul 8 12:24:07 CEST 2009

Christer Solskogen <solskogen at> writes:
> I'm getting this notice whenever I (re)start varnish on FreeBSD 7.2
> (amd64). Varnish runs and works as I would expect, so is it harmless?

Yes, it's harmless (though it may have an impact on performance if
you're running a log consumer).  The cause is the same as for the GPG
"insecure memory" warning:

Somebody[tm] should document this Somewhere[tm].

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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