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Re: Postgres filling up hard drive with swap files

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
To: Joe Lester <joe_lester(at)sweetwater(dot)com>
Cc: postgres list <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgres filling up hard drive with swap files
Date: 2004-08-20 16:57:29
Message-ID: 20040820165729.GI5940@dcc.uchile.cl (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 11:45:18AM -0500, Joe Lester wrote:

Joe,

> >Maybe you said this before, but I didn't follow the previous thread.
> >What do you mean by swap files?
> 
> By swap files I mean the files that contain the memory that the OS is 
> maintaining on the hard disk, after physical RAM has overflowed.

Wow, this would be the most spectacular memory leak I have ever seen.
How do you know these files are related to the Postgres processes?
Could we see a top extract, or some equivalent showing a process list
and their memory sizes?

-- 
Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]dcc.uchile.cl>)
Jajaja! Solo hablaba en serio!


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