On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 17:58 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 17:48 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> I do not see the point of this.  Shall we put equivalent disclaimers
> >> into every single construct that consumes shared memory? 
> > Stating that it uses shared memory? Absolutely. Stating that you may run
> > out? No, ...
> Well, the fact that it uses shared memory is an uninteresting
> implementation detail --- at least, it's uninteresting until you run
> out.  When/if that happens, ISTM the error message and HINT are plenty
> good enough to tell you what to do about it.  If we tried to document
> every possible error message and appropriate corrective action for same
> the docs would become bloated to the point of unreadability.  So to me
> the question is why this particular case deserves a paragraph of its own.

I would agree that it likely does not need a paragraph on its own. 

Hmm... but a shared memory reference page? Something that says, "What
uses shared memory with PostgreSQL?" That might be useful.


Joshua D. Drake

>                       regards, tom lane

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