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Re: PgSQL74b2: initdb fails (max_connections)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: j(dot)richter(at)wallstreet-develop(dot)de
Cc: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PgSQL74b2: initdb fails (max_connections)
Date: 2003-09-04 21:54:13
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This is fixed in CVS and will be in beta3.


Janko Richter wrote:
> On FreeBSD 5.1 using PgSQL 7.4b2 initdb failed with:
> su-2.05b$ ./initdb -D /data/pgsql
> The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user 
> "postgres".
> This user must also own the server process.
> The database cluster will be initialized with locale C.
> fixing permissions on existing directory /data/pgsql... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/base... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/global... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/pg_xlog... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/pg_clog... ok
> selecting default shared_buffers... 1000
> selecting default max_connections... 40
> creating configuration files... ok
> creating template1 database in /data/pgsql/base/1... ./postgres -boot 
> -x1 -F -D/data/pgsql  template1
> FATAL:  could not create semaphores: No space left on device
> DETAIL:  Failed syscall was semget(4, 17, 03600).
> HINT:  This error does *not* mean that you have run out of disk space.
> It occurs when either the system limit for the maximum number of 
> semaphore sets (SEMMNI), or the system wide maximum number of semaphores 
> (SEMMNS), would be exceeded.  You need to raise the respective kernel 
> parameter.  Alternatively, reduce PostgreSQL's consumption of semaphores 
> by reducing its max_connections parameter (currently 100).
> The PostgreSQL documentation contains more information about configuring 
> your system for PostgreSQL.
> initdb: failed
> Why does initdb use max_connections=100, but "selecting default 
> max_connections" gives 40 ?
> Regards,
> --
> Janko Richter
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