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On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 at 00:48, Andrew Gierth <> wrote:

> That is nothing at all what I am referring to. I'm referring to the
> database engine getting a malloc failure at some arbitrary point in the
> backend, which could be at any point during query parsing, planning, or
> execution, and recovering from it with nothing worse than an "out of
> memory" error returned to the client. (In particular, no disconnection
> of clients, no processes exiting, no forced recovery of the db.) The
> only pre-allocation of memory is a small reserve for error handling
> purposes.

Also just curious - when you say recovering - does it mean abandoning
the request? It would appear so from what you say above?