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S.S.
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kernel parameter

Hi,

Current executable_stack is 1 and i want to change this to 0.

This is a static parameter. Does it require reboot ?

My OS version is HP-UX 11.11
model is rp3440

I didn't find the kctune utility. Can we do it by using kmtune?
Please give me the steps to change the executable_stack parameter to 0 by using kmtune.

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Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: kernel parameter

Every static parameter require a reboot!!
dynamic not.

if u not sure do it with SAM pretty simple.

BR,
Kapil+
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Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: kernel parameter

i forgt...

kmtune -s executable_stack=0

BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor
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Re: kernel parameter

>>This is a static parameter. Does it require reboot ?<<<

Yes, It require reboot (all Static parameter require reboot to take effect)

better if you could you "SAM" -its easy and simple to use.

one more important thing if you could "Ignite backup" for OS before you perform the "kernel parameter" change to in the safer side
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Sagar Sirdesai
Trusted Contributor

Re: kernel parameter

You have to recreate the kernel and then reboot.

Make a copy /stand/vmunix and /stand/system before executing the below steps

Below are command line steps
1)cd /stand/build ; rm -r *
2)/usr/lbin/sysadm/system_prep -v -s /stand/build/system
3)Change the required Kernel parameters
kmtune -s executable_stack=0 -S /stand/build/system
4)cp /stand/build/system /stand/system
5)mk_kernel
6)km_update
7)cd / ; shutdown -ry 0 now

Sagar
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: kernel parameter

"SAM" -its easy and simple to use

Because "SAM" will automatically backup your current kernal and compile a new kernal and the Server will automatically reboot
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AVV
Super Advisor

Re: kernel parameter

The steps given by Sagar looks good.

If you are confident over command line go thru that and you will know what happens when you do the tuning. SAM does the same.Remember, all static parameters do need reboot but not for dynamic.Dynamic parameters can be changed as required.
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Do a copy of /stand/vmunix also incase you face any issue to boot with the new kernel,can be booted from the copied one.

Eg. cp -p /stand/vmunix /stand/vmunix_date

1)cd /stand/build ; rm -r *
2)/usr/lbin/sysadm/system_prep -v -s /stand/build/system
3)Change the required Kernel parameters
kmtune -s executable_stack=0 -S /stand/build/system
4)cp /stand/build/system /stand/system
5)mk_kernel
6)km_update
7)cd / ; shutdown -ry 0 now

S.S.
Super Advisor

Re: kernel parameter

Actually Oracle10g is running on the machine. May i know, if we reset the value of executable_stack parameter to 0, will there is any impact ?

I have send an email to my TeamLead for the schedule of this to reset the parameter.

Thanks!!
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: kernel parameter

What Are the Side Effects of Changing the Value
This tunable has no effect on system behavior unless an application attempts to execute instructions located on its stacks. The majority of HP-UX applications are not programmed to do this.

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Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: kernel parameter

Please take look at the below link

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/B2355-60105/executable_stack.5.html
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