We just fixed this so our next beta will be correct.  CVS already has
the fix.

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Janko Richter wrote:
> On FreeBSD 5.1 using PgSQL 7.4b2 initdb failed with:
> 
> su-2.05b$ ./initdb -D /data/pgsql
> The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user 
> "postgres".
> This user must also own the server process.
> 
> The database cluster will be initialized with locale C.
> 
> fixing permissions on existing directory /data/pgsql... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/base... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/global... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/pg_xlog... ok
> creating directory /data/pgsql/pg_clog... ok
> selecting default shared_buffers... 1000
> selecting default max_connections... 40
> creating configuration files... ok
> creating template1 database in /data/pgsql/base/1... ./postgres -boot 
> -x1 -F -D/data/pgsql  template1
> FATAL:  could not create semaphores: No space left on device
> DETAIL:  Failed syscall was semget(4, 17, 03600).
> HINT:  This error does *not* mean that you have run out of disk space.
> It occurs when either the system limit for the maximum number of 
> semaphore sets (SEMMNI), or the system wide maximum number of semaphores 
> (SEMMNS), would be exceeded.  You need to raise the respective kernel 
> parameter.  Alternatively, reduce PostgreSQL's consumption of semaphores 
> by reducing its max_connections parameter (currently 100).
> The PostgreSQL documentation contains more information about configuring 
> your system for PostgreSQL.
> 
> initdb: failed
> 
> 
> Why does initdb use max_connections=100, but "selecting default 
> max_connections" gives 40 ?
> 
> This patch solves the problem:
> 
> --- initdb.orig Wed Sep  3 09:49:01 2003
> +++ initdb      Wed Sep  3 09:50:38 2003
> @@ -575,7 +575,7 @@
>         break
>      fi
>  done
> -
> +PGSQL_OPT="$PGSQL_OPT -c max_connections=$nconns"
>  echo "$nconns"
>  
>  ##########################################################################
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> -- 
> Janko Richter
> 
> 
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