64bit sysv ipc

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Jul 27 20:46:55 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 02:06:19PM -0600, Dan Gish wrote:
> Hi,
> We are working off the latest 6.2 amd64 snapshot.
> # uname -a
> FreeBSD anton 6.2-STABLE-200706 FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE-200706 #0: Fri Jul
> 20 13:17:02 MDT 2007
> root at anton:/usr/src/sys/amd64/compile/MYKERNEL  amd64
> The system has 8 gigs of memory.  We need to set a high SHMMAXPGS for
> Postgresql, and we're unable to set it above 2 gigs.  This message
> back in December mentions that "someone needs to go over the sysv ipc
> code and make it 64-bit capable":
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2006-December/137633.html
> Does anyone have an update on this?  We are close to ditching FreeBSD
> in order to use Postgresql in a high memory configuration.

I think Mark was working on this.

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