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Re: 7.4 on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther): initdb shmget fails

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Steffen Schmidt <Schmidt(at)EMBL(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 7.4 on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther): initdb shmget fails
Date: 2003-11-28 22:01:31
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Steffen Schmidt <Schmidt(at)EMBL(dot)de> writes:
> The solution I found was increasing the kernel kern.sysv.shmmax flag 
> (i.e. editing the /etc/rc file and rebooting). But this is not a nice 
> solution as my older postgres 7.3.4 daemon now doesn't start because of 
> the same issue :-( - and I want to keep this daemon for a while

You need to increase shmmax enough to accommodate both.  20meg or so
ought to do it.

			regards, tom lane

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