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Re: Hit by the out of memory killer last night

From: Ben Chobot <bench(at)silentmedia(dot)com>
To: Bryan Murphy <bmurphy1976(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PGSQL Mailing List <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Hit by the out of memory killer last night
Date: 2011-01-31 16:35:39
Message-ID: F866BFC2-13EA-44AA-854A-C8788D432D0F@silentmedia.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jan 31, 2011, at 7:55 AM, Bryan Murphy wrote:

> Last night we were hit by the out of memory killer.  Looking at the following graph, you can clearly see unusual memory growth.  This is a database server running Postgres 9.0.0.

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> Any advice?  What should I be looking for?

Any particular reason you are running the OOM killer on a database server? Why have the kernel set to overcommit memory in the first place? 

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