On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 16:46 -0700, Mark Wong wrote:
> Simon Riggs wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 09:55 -0700, Mark Wong wrote:
> >> Simon Riggs wrote:
> >>> Could you turn full_page_writes = off and do a few more tests? I think
> >>> the full page writes is swamping the xlog and masking the performance we
> >>> might see for normal small xlog writes.
> >>> I'd try XLOG_BLCKSZ = 4096 and 8192 to start with. Thanks.
> >> Ok, got data for XLOG_BLCKXZ at 4096, 8192, and 32768 with
> >> full_page_wirtes = off. The new data is at the bottom of the page:
> >> http://developer.osdl.org/markw/pgsql/xlog_blcksz.html
> > What do you think is causing the step changes at 30+ and 60+ minutes on
> > these tests?
> I took some time to start charting the sar data and to break down the
> iostat data by tablespaces. I've updated the web pages form the link
> above. Well, none of the charts helped me make any better guesses but
> perhaps someone else will see something.
> When I get back from my short break, I'm planning on taking a look at
> Tau, a project from the University of Oregon
> (http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/research/tau/home.php) that's capable of
> breaking down profiles per process and gathering hardware counters. I'm
> hoping that will shed some light on the behavior.
Sounds useful. Let me know what you find.
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