Обсуждение: doc patch for Linux memory overcommit

От:
Toru SHIMOGAKI
Дата:

The attached is a doc patch for Linux memory overcommit and an additional way of
avoiding a problem that postmaster is suddenly killed by OOM-Killer.

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-docs/2007-03/msg00000.php

Best regards,

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Toru SHIMOGAKI<>
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     </para>

     <para>
!     On Linux 2.6 and later, a better solution is to modify the kernel's
!     behavior so that it will not <quote>overcommit</> memory.  This is
!     done by selecting strict overcommit mode via <command>sysctl</command>:
  <programlisting>
  sysctl -w vm.overcommit_memory=2
  </programlisting>
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     </para>

     <para>
!     In addition, increasing swap area on OS can avoid the problem too.
!     Out-of-Memory-Killer(OOM-Killer) is invoked whenever physical memory and
!     swap area are exhausted. Increasing swap area is easy to set and it
!     doesn't have harmful influence.
!    </para>
!
!    <para>
!     On Linux 2.6 and later, a better solution is to modify the kernel's
!     behavior so that it will not <quote>overcommit</> memory.  Though this
!     setting can't prevent OOM-Killer from invoking directly, we can expect
!     healty memory allocation. This is done by selecting strict overcommit
!     mode via <command>sysctl</command>:
  <programlisting>
  sysctl -w vm.overcommit_memory=2
  </programlisting>

От:
Peter Eisentraut
Дата:

Toru SHIMOGAKI wrote:
> The attached is a doc patch for Linux memory overcommit and an
> additional way of avoiding a problem that postmaster is suddenly
> killed by OOM-Killer.

The text needs some articles.

--
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/

От:
Peter Eisentraut
Дата:

Toru SHIMOGAKI wrote:
> The attached is a doc patch for Linux memory overcommit and an
> additional way of avoiding a problem that postmaster is suddenly
> killed by OOM-Killer.

Patch installed.

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Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/