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Re: Postgres errors in Drupal install.

From: Peter Bex <Peter(dot)Bex(at)xs4all(dot)nl>
To: pgsql-general General <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgres errors in Drupal install.
Date: 2011-06-26 21:30:45
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On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 11:23:30PM +0200, Dave Coventry wrote:
> 2011-06-26 17:13:24 EDT DETAIL:  Failed system call was
> shmget(key=5432001, size=29278208, 03600).
> 2011-06-26 17:13:24 EDT HINT:  This error usually means that
> PostgreSQL's request for a shared memory segment exceeded available
> memory or swap space. To reduce the request size (currently 29278208
> bytes), reduce PostgreSQL's shared_buffers parameter (currently 3072)
> and/or its max_connections parameter (currently 103).
> 	The PostgreSQL documentation contains more information about shared
> memory configuration.

This sounds like you should tweak those parameters. See the relevant section:

> While the server is a little challenged in the way of RAM, it is by no
> means under any sort of load.

Drupal is a huge memory hog.  It's quite possible that it consumes so
much memory that it doesn't leave enough for postgres.  If at all
possible, try increasing the amount of memory available.

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