Server won't start with fallback setting by initdb.

From: Kyotaro HORIGUCHI <horiguchi(dot)kyotaro(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Server won't start with fallback setting by initdb.
Date: 2018-02-09 08:08:23
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I'm not sure such a case happens in the real world nowadays,
initdb uses the fallback value of max_connections=10. But it is
out of favor of server since it is not larger than

> postgres: max_wal_senders must be less than max_connections

I think that we can safely increase the fallback value to 20 with
which regtests are known not to fail. I believe that is
preferable than explicitly reducing max_wal_senders in the
generated config file. I confirmed that tegtest won't fail with
the value. (Except with permanent failure of dynamic shared

I don't find documentation about this behavior.


Kyotaro Horiguchi
NTT Open Source Software Center

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