SUMMARY: how many semaphores/shared mem segments/message queues available?

From: Christopher L. Barnard (
Date: Mon Aug 30 1999 - 15:14:34 CDT

I asked:

> I know that ipcs will show what shared memory segments, semaphores, and
> message queues are in use on a system, and that I use ipcrm to remove
> them. I have been unable to find a command that says how many of these
> I could potentially have, though. Is there a command to say what the
> maximum number of semaphores, shared memory segments, or message queues
> are available on a given box? This is fully patched Solaris 2.5.1 on
> lots of different architectures, but mostly Ultra Enterprise servers.
> Thanks.

The answer:

the command I want is "sysdef".

Thanks to:
Stephen Harris <>
Bill Hathaway <> (Michael Wang)
"Jonathon W. Ross" <>
"Kris Briscoe" <>

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