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Re: Postgres server crash

From: Michael Stone <mstone+postgres(at)mathom(dot)us>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres server crash
Date: 2006-11-27 13:20:22
Message-ID: 20061127132019.GA27186@mathom.us (view raw or flat)
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Lists: pgsql-performance
On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 05:41:02PM -0600, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
>What's interesting is that apparently FreeBSD also has overcommit (and
>IIRC no way to disable it), yet I never hear people going off on OOM
>kills in FreeBSD. 

Could just be that nobody is using FreeBSD. <ducks>

Seriously, though, there are so many linux installations out there that 
you're statistically more likely to see corner cases. FWIW, I know a 
whole lotta linux machines that have never had OOM-killer problems. 
Remember, though, that anecodotal evidence isn't.

Mike Stone

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