[postgis-users] Controlling PostGIS memory usage

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Thu Mar 27 04:00:17 PDT 2014

On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 02:48:24PM -0500, Dan Gast wrote:
> Hello,
> I've found a way to crash PostgreSQL by running it out of memory, and
> after looking at the documentation I'm unable to find tuning
> parameters to stop it.

I've faced this recently, and found out it was the Linux kernel's fault.
See http://www.etalabs.net/overcommit.html
And "Linux Memory Overcommit" here:


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