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Re: vacuum killed because of out of memory

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Geoffrey <lists(at)serioustechnology(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: vacuum killed because of out of memory
Date: 2007-08-27 14:21:23
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Geoffrey wrote:

> Aug 27 00:59:07 gan-lxc-01 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 26169 
> (postmaster).

> So, my question is, based on the configuration of this box and the 
> configuration of postgresql, can anyone point to anything that might cause 
> this to happen?

An operating system configured to overcommit memory will do this.  The
usual suggestion is to configure it not to.

Alvaro Herrera                      
PostgreSQL Replication, Consulting, Custom Development, 24x7 support

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