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Re: requested shared memory size overflows size_t

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Uwe Bartels" <uwe(dot)bartels(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: requested shared memory size overflows size_t
Date: 2008-07-15 14:25:53
Message-ID: 18881.1216131953@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Uwe Bartels" <uwe(dot)bartels(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> When trying to to set shared_buffers greater then 3,5 GB on 32 GB x86
> machine with solaris 10 I running in this error:
> FATAL: requested shared memory size overflows size_t

> The solaris x86 ist 64-bit and the compiled postgres is as well 64-bit.

Either it's not really a 64-bit build, or you made an error in your
math.  What did you try to set shared_buffers to, exactly?  Did you
increase any other parameters at the same time?

			regards, tom lane

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