If you have only one instance in the server, you can shoot the first segment, that will probably shoot the consecutive ones, using ipcrm -m shmidvalue
Caution, this operation can cause severe collateral damage if you don't shoot the right segments!
Thanks, for info.
I had tried but could not identify segments; we have multiple engines running.
I saw a few, but could not relate one to the crashed one, so I refrained from shooting out.
Now the whole server has been bounced ( Saturday). So I lost the chance to try it.
What had happened before was that the server was instable, still running, developers were unable to use it. Probably it had memory corruption; or whatever ?? It was shut down with -ky switch.
Are these memroy segments always consecutive multiples or can be single consecutive or non-consecutive.
What I mean is that : if 3 ids servers were started 5 mins apart, how many shared memory segments are allocated, and what kind of layout in the memory is expected ??
Thanks anyway, info you provided makes sense and is abundant.