Oops. Apparently, this is what happens when you forget to shut down
the old postmaster first. :-/
On 7/13/05, Doug Hall <doughalldev(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> When I perform an initdb, I get the following error.
> creating directory data/pg_tblspc ... ok
> selecting default max_connections ... 10
> selecting default shared_buffers ... 50
> creating configuration files ... ok
> creating template1 database in data/base/1 ... FATAL: could not create
> shared memory segment: Cannot allocate memory
> DETAIL: Failed system call was shmget(key=1, size=1122304, 03600).
> HINT: This error usually means that PostgreSQL's request for a shared
> memory segment exceeded available memory or swap space. To reduce the
> request size (currently 1122304 bytes), reduce PostgreSQL's
> shared_buffers parameter (currently 50) and/or its max_connections
> parameter (currently 10).
> The PostgreSQL documentation contains more information about
> shared memory configuration.
> child process exited with exit code 1
> initdb: removing contents of data directory "data"
> mu160:/usr/local/pgsql postgres$
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