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Re: CVS regression test failure on OBSD

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: bpalmer <bpalmer(at)crimelabs(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: CVS regression test failure on OBSD
Date: 2001-01-06 22:15:01
Message-ID: 21660.978819301@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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bpalmer <bpalmer(at)crimelabs(dot)net> writes:
> ! psql: Backend startup failed

> Any ideas where to look for this one?

In the postmaster: the fork() to launch a backend is failing.  There
should be a more detailed message in the postmaster's stderr log,
but almost certainly it's a resource-exhaustion issue.  Does your
kernel enforce a per-userid limit on the number of processes, for
example?

			regards, tom lane

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