Error: "Invalid argument" setting key "net.core.rmem_max"

(Doc ID 2317023.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 16, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Attempting to increase the value of net.core.rmem_max value greater than 2147483647 results in the following error.

[root@OL6Test ~]# sysctl -w net.core.rmem_max="2147483648"
error: "Invalid argument" setting key "net.core.rmem_max"
 

Cause

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