Memlockd is a daemon that locks files into memory. Then if a machine starts paging heavily the chance of being able to login successfully is significantly increased. The default configuration will lock all the files needed for login to a Debian GNU/Linux system via the console or via ssh.

2 comments to Memlockd

  • Hello,

    Is it possible to run memlockd on CentOS 7?

    Downloaded memlockd_1.1.tar.gz, extracted it and then did ‘make’.
    Then copied memlockd on /etc/init.d and memlockd.cfg in /etc but it does not seem to run when I give /etc/init.d/memlockd -c /etc/memlockd.cfg .

    I get the following in logs:

    Recursion, entering “/etc/memlockd.d”
    Can’t stat “/etc/memlockd.d”

  • it seemed that I just needed to create the folder /etc/memlock.d

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