On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

Do you mean "change the OS settings" or something else?  (I'm not
sure it's true in any case, because shared memory kernel settings
have to be fiddled with in many instances, but I thought I'd ask for

In a situation where a hosting provider of some sort is providing PostgreSQL, they should know that parameters like SHMMAX need to be increased before customers can create a larger installation. You'd expect they'd take care of that as part of routine server setup. What wouldn't be reasonable is to expect them to tune obscure parts of the kernel just for your application.

* Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD

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