Running PostgreSQL on Solaris 8

This article was first written in February 2004 for
the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/107)

The default values for Shared Memory in Sun’s Solaris (starting from 2.6, at least) are set too low to run.

Here is how to change it (see also PostgreSQL’s Admin Guide, Managing Kernel Ressources):

The relevant settings can be changed in /etc/system, for example:

set shmsys:shminfo_shmmax=0x2000000 set shmsys:shminfo_shmmin=1 set shmsys:shminfo_shmmni=256 set shmsys:shminfo_shmseg=256 set semsys:seminfo_semmap=256 set semsys:seminfo_semmni=512 set semsys:seminfo_semmns=512 set semsys:seminfo_semmsl=32

You need to reboot to make the changes effective.

See also http://www.sunworld.com/swol-09-1997/swol-09-insidesolaris.html for information on shared memory under Solaris.


		

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