Article ID: 1057, created on Oct 6, 2008, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux


The shmpages resource accounts for the total size of shared memory (interprocess communication, shared memory segments, etc.) and mounted tmpfs filesystems. To see how much memory is used by IPC resources, issue the following command:
# ipcs

Also, check if there are any tmpfs partitions in /etc/fstab (or if there are any tmpfs partitions currently mounted in /etc/mtab).

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