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

Christer Solskogen solskogen at
Wed Jul 8 13:21:31 CEST 2009

On 7/8/09 12:24 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> 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:

Thanks. Setting vm.max_wired to 700000 is no problem on a machine with 
8GB of memory I guess. (But I also have to admit I dont really know what 
vm.max_wired really means)

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

I think you just did :) Neither Google, nor searching the mailinglist 
came up with anything. I also notice that a certain Someone(tm) is the 
maintainer of the varnish port on FreeBSD. Maybe that Someone(tm) could 
add a note about it in pkg-message?


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