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When I started nodeos, I got:

CHAINBASE: Failed to pin chainbase shared memory (of size 1024 MB) in RAM. Performance degradation is possible.

Memory is enough(more than 6GB available), so why is this? And what can I do?

  • Same happens after a reboot of your computer? – John Williamson Jul 11 '18 at 10:27
  • Yes, everytime. I am running node inside docker. – nanmu42 Jul 12 '18 at 13:41
  • same issue...Did you guys able to resolve this issue? – cmr Jul 30 '18 at 9:03
  • see #4632. – nanmu42 Jul 30 '18 at 9:06
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TL;DR: Using docker cap_add option to add IPC_LOCK privilege resolves this issue.


This is actually a docker-related question.

Process in docker container needs IPC_LOCK privilege to pin memory, which means prohibiting its memory page being swapped into swap.

More info: #4632

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