Re: Postgres server crash

From: Michael Stone <mstone+postgres(at)mathom(dot)us>
To: "Craig A(dot) James" <cjames(at)modgraph-usa(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres server crash
Date: 2006-11-19 22:32:38
Message-ID: 20061119223236.GE2366@mathom.us
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On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 02:12:01PM -0800, Craig A. James wrote:
>And speaking of SGI, this very issue was among the things that sank the
>company. As the low-end graphics cards ate into their visualization
>market, they tried to become an Oracle Server platform. Their servers were
>*fast*. But they crashed -- a lot. And memory-overcommit was one of the
>reasons.

You realize that it had to be turned on explicitly on IRIX, right? But
don't let facts get in the way of a good rant...

Mike Stone

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