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Re: Tips for a system with _extremely_ slow IO?

From: Ragnar HafstaĆ° <gnari(at)simnet(dot)is>
To: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Tips for a system with _extremely_ slow IO?
Date: 2004-12-21 18:29:56
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On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 23:51 -0800, Ron Mayer wrote:
> Any advice for settings for extremely IO constrained systems?
> 
> A demo I've set up for sales seems to be spending much of it's time in 
> disk wait states.
> 
> 
> The particular system I'm working with is:
>     Ext3 on Debian inside Microsoft VirtualPC on NTFS
>     on WindowsXP on laptops of our sales team.

As this is only for demo purposes, you might consider turning fsync off,
although I have no idea if it would have any effect on your setup.

gnari



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