>>>>> "BM" == Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

>> not anything pre-allocated (from my understanding).  These settings
>> allow for up to 100,000 shared buffers (I currently only use 30,000
>> buffers)

BM> I think the only downside to making them too big is that you allocate
BM> page tables and prevent that address range from being used by other

Does this apply in general or just on FreeBSD?

BM> processes.  Of course, if you have much less than 4 gigs of RAM in the
BM> machine, it probably isn't an issue.

Probably, but wasting page table entries is never a good idea...

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