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Re: Out of memory error

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Gerard TOURRES" <gerard(dot)tourres(at)free(dot)fr>
Cc: "Forum PostgreSQL" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Out of memory error
Date: 2001-09-17 14:45:20
Message-ID: 5044.1000737920@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Gerard TOURRES" <gerard(dot)tourres(at)free(dot)fr> writes:
> On my linux box (Suse 6.2 + Postgres 6.5.4/128 Mo RAM) I have a database
> with 200 000 records on 7 tables.
> It worked fine, but I have got for 2 days this error message :

> ERROR:  hash table out of memory. Use -B parameter to increase buffers.

[looks at old versions]  That's not Postgres 6.5.  It's 6.4 or even older.

> I am going to upgrade to postgres 7.1 next week, but I would like to fix the
> problem before, because this database is on a remote server too, and his
> owner prefers to keep old version.

Tell him he is *way* overdue for an update.  Anyone who's still running
6.4 is just asking for trouble.

			regards, tom lane

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