Chapter 16. Operating System Environment

Table of Contents
16.1. The PostgreSQL User Account
16.2. Creating a Database Cluster
16.3. Starting the Database Server
16.3.1. Server Start-up Failures
16.3.2. Client Connection Problems
16.4. Managing Kernel Resources
16.4.1. Shared Memory and Semaphores
16.4.2. Resource Limits
16.4.3. Linux Memory Overcommit
16.5. Shutting Down the Server
16.6. Encryption Options
16.7. Secure TCP/IP Connections with SSL
16.8. Secure TCP/IP Connections with SSH Tunnels

This chapter discusses how to set up and run the database server and its interactions with the operating system.