A deprecated configuration parameter alias for work_mem
This entry relates to a PostgreSQL feature which is deprecated and may be desupported in future releases.

sort_mem is a deprecated alias for the server configuration parameter work_mem.

Beginning with PostgreSQL 8.0, sort_mem was superceded by work_mem as it controls not only the amount of memory used by sort internal operations, but also hash tables. It has been retained as an alias for backwards compatibility but is no longer documented.

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Deprecated, GUC configuration item, Memory

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