I have a legacy system still on 7.4 (I know, I know...the upgrade is
I have a fairly big spike happening once a day, every day, at the same
time. It happens during a checkpoint, no surprise there. I know the
solution to the problem (upgrade to a modern version), but what I'm
looking for as an explanation as to why one particular checkpoint would
be so bad on a low volume system, so I can appease certain management
This is a _really _low volume system, less than 500 writes/hour. Normal
operation sees checkpoint related spikes of around 200-300 milliseconds.
We always checkpoint at the checkpoint timeout (every 5 minutes).
During this one checkpoint, I'm seeing transactions running 2-3 seconds.
During this time, writes are < 5/minute.
shared_buffers = 10000
checkpoint_segments = 30
checkpoint_timeout = 300
Brad Nicholson 416-673-4106
Database Administrator, Afilias Canada Corp.
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