Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> Ben Kim wrote:
>> PostgreSQL version: 8.1.0
>> The server crashed suddenly the second time since two days ago. ulimit is
>> unlimited, but I see no core file under the postgresql root directory.
> This is a crash all right, but I think we fixed a certain number of bugs
> after 8.1.0 was released.
> FWIW the core files should be stored in the data directories (PGDATA).
It seems likely that ulimit -c may be limited for the postmaster even if
it is not in your interactive shell --- very many systems run init
scripts with ulimit -c 0. I'd suggest putting "ulimit -c unlimited"
right in the script that launches the postmaster.
regards, tom lane
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