2 gig shared memory

Kim Shrier kim at tinker.com
Thu Mar 27 06:28:57 PST 2003

I will persue the configuration issue on the postgresql lists.  However,
what I was hoping to get an answer for on this list is, will FreeBSD belly
up if I configure 2 gig of SysV shared memory.


David Bear wrote:

>On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 04:31:56PM -0600, Kim Shrier wrote:
>>I am configuring a dual processor box with 4 gig of memory.  One of the
>>main applications I will be running is PostgreSQL.  It uses SysV shared
>>memory for its internal data pages.  If I were to configure a 4.8 kernal
>>to have 2 gig  of SysV shared memory, will this cause problems.  The
>>remaining 2 gig of memory is more than sufficient for the rest of the
>>programs that will be running on the machine.
>you really should ask the postgresql users list on this one.  As I
>recall there were a set of diminishing returns the kick in as SHMEM
>gets big --

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