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Re: tcp_mem setting bytes or memory pages

To: Paul Griffith <paulg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: tcp_mem setting bytes or memory pages
From: John Heffner <jheffner@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 13:09:38 -0400
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On Tuesday 24 May 2005 12:59 pm, Paul Griffith wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I have been searching the Internet for a final answer what the values
> in net.ipv4.tcp_mem mean.
>
> I have seen some sites say it is in memory pages (4K blocks) and other
> have said it is in KB. What the real answer?

It's in pages, as described in Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt.  A lot 
of people have this wrong.  If you find any incorrect sites, could you point 
them out or send mail to their maintainers?  I've gotten a few corrected that 
I've noticed so far.

  -John

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