Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20036
PostgreSQL 188.8.131.52 fails to launch: IPCSemaphoreCreate failed
Last modified: 2016-11-24 10:17:43 EST
RedHat 7.0 release 2.2.17-3 for Alpha.
Cannot successfully launch PostgreSQL 184.108.40.206 which is bundled with
RedHat 7.0. PostgreSQL installs and configures fine.
1. During a Custom RedHat 7.0 installation, select SQL Server (postgresql-
7.0.2-17.alpha.rpm, postgresql-server-220.127.116.11 and postgresql-devel-7.0.2-
17 will be installed by default).
2. su - postgres
3. initdb --pgdata=/var/lib/pgsql --pglib=/usr/lib/pgsql
4. /usr/bin/postmaster -D /var/lib/pgsql
"This type of error is usually caused by an improper shared memory or
System V IPC Semaphore configuration. 001027.17.44.02.466 [186823 FATAL
1: InitProcGlobal: IPCSemaphoreCreate failed." (The application fails to
Note: I received the same error when I downloaded, installed and
configured the postgresql-7.0 source on the RedHat 7.0 system. I can
launch postgresql 7.0 when I download, install, configure the same source
on RedHat 6.2 for Alpha.
This looks like a duplicate of bug 19199, which we fixed. What glibc do you
I am using glibc-2.1.94-3 and glibc-devel-2.1.94-3
7.0 for Alpha shipped with glibc 2.1.95-2, which works. You're running som
earlier RC, and not the final realease. I'm marking this as a duplicate of bug
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19199 ***
I tested this with the release version (2.2.17-4) of RedHat 7.0 for Alpha and
was able to successfully launch PostgreSQL. This problem can be closed.