What is the parameter "max_map_count" and does it affect the server performance?

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Issue

  • The software vendor suggested that we increase the value of vm.max_map_count, can this have negative side effects on the system?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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