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Re: Some minor changes to pgbench

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Some minor changes to pgbench
Date: 2006-08-23 14:12:25
Message-ID: 18874.1156342345@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Addition of foreign key checking will certainly impact performance
>> significantly.

> That is kind of the point. Without foreign keys it is a flawed test 
> because you wouldn't be running in production without them and thus you 
> can't bench without them.

pgbench is not about reality, though.  If we can't rely on it to give
consistent results across versions then I don't think it's useful at all.
There are many other benchmarks you can run that do speak to reality
(eg OSDL's work).

			regards, tom lane

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