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Re: Bumping block size to 16K on FreeBSD...

From: Jim Mercer <jim(at)reptiles(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Sean Chittenden <sean(at)chittenden(dot)org>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bumping block size to 16K on FreeBSD...
Date: 2003-08-28 22:32:59
Message-ID: 20030828223259.GA91008@reptiles.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 03:56:18PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Sean Chittenden <sean(at)chittenden(dot)org> writes:
> > Hrm, well, given things just went to beta2, I'm going to bump
> > postgresql-devel to beta2 and include this patch for now, however, I'm
> > going to explicitly requests that people who have problems or
> > successes with beta2 on FreeBSD ask me before possible reporting
> > problems with a platform specific alteration.
> 
> You do realize that you'll be forcing initdbs on people if you blithely
> add and remove such a patch?
> 
> I think we forced an initdb for beta2 for other reasons, but I'm hoping
> to avoid any more in the 7.4 branch.

if it does in fact give performance for FreeBSD (and possibly others),
at least make it a build time option.

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