On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:49 AM, Tsunakawa, Takayuki <tsunakawa.ta...@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote: > Hello, Amit, Magnus, > > I'm sorry for my late reply. Yesterday was a national holiday in Japan. > > > From: pgsql-hackers-ow...@postgresql.org >> [mailto:pgsql-hackers-ow...@postgresql.org] On Behalf Of Amit Kapila >> PGSharedMemoryReAttach is called after the startup of new process whereas >> pgwin32_ReserveSharedMemoryRegion is called before the new process could >> actually start. Basically, pgwin32_ReserveSharedMemoryRegion is used to >> reserve shared memory for each backend, so calling VirtualAlloc there should >> follow spec for huge pages. If you have some reason for not using, then >> it is not clear from your reply, can you try to explain in detail. > > OK. The processing takes place in the following order: > > 1. postmaster calls CreateProcess() to start a child postgres in a suspended > state. > 2. postmaster calls VirtualAlloc(MEM_RESERVE) in > pgwin32_ReserveSharedMemoryRegion() to reserve the virtual address space in > the child to secure space for the shared memory. This call just affects the > virtual address space and does not allocate physical memory. So the large > page is still irrelevant.
Okay, today again reading VirtualAlloc specs, I could see that MEM_LARGE_PAGES is not not required to reserve the memory region. It is only required during allocation. > > I succeeded by following the same procedure using secpol.msc on Win10, > running 64-bit PostgreSQL. I started PostgreSQL as a Windows service because > it's the normal way, with the service account being a regular Windows user > account(i.e. not LocalSystem). > > But... I failed to start PostgreSQL by running "pg_ctl start" from a command > prompt, receiving the same error message as you. On the other hand, I could > start PostgreSQL on a command prompt with administrative privileges > (right-click on "Command prompt" from the Start menu and select "Run as an > administrator" in the menu. Hmm. It doesn't work even on a command prompt with administrative privileges. It gives below error: waiting for server to start....2017-01-17 11:20:13.780 IST  FATAL: could not create shared memory segment: error code 1450 2017-01-17 11:20:13.780 IST  DETAIL: Failed system call was CreateFileMap ping(size=148897792, name=Global/PostgreSQL:E:/WorkSpace/PostgreSQL/master/Data) . 2017-01-17 11:20:13.780 IST  LOG: database system is shut down stopped waiting pg_ctl: could not start server Examine the log output. Now, error code 1450 can occur due to insufficient system resources, so I have tried by increasing the size of shared memory (higher value of shared_buffers) without your patch and it works. This indicates some problem with the patch. > It seems that Windows removes many privileges, including "Lock Pages in > Memory", when starting the normal command prompt. As its evidence, you can > use the attached priv.c to see what privileges are assigned and and > enabled/disabled. Build it like "cl priv.c" and just run priv.exe on each > command prompt. Those runs show different privileges. > This is bad. > Should I need to do something, e.g. explain in the document that the user > should use the command prompt with administrative privileges when he uses > huge_pages? > I think it is better to document in some way if we decide to go-ahead with the patch. -- With Regards, Amit Kapila. EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers