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Re: Added documentation about caching, reliability

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Added documentation about caching, reliability
Date: 2005-09-29 14:40:51
Message-ID: 200509291440.j8TEeps20519@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 28. September 2005 20:26 schrieb Bruce Momjian:
> > I also renamed the chapter "Reilability" rather than "WAL."
> 
> Considering that the chapter is, in fact, all about WAL, I don't think this is 
> a good move.  Reliability is a concern that is not only addressed by the WAL 
> system.  Please change it back.

Well, now the chapter is about WAL and reliability, so I thought
reliability hit both topics.  Also, maybe we should consider moving this
FAQ item into the docs:

    <H3><A name="3.7">3.7</A>) What computer hardware should I use?</H3>

    <P>Because PC hardware is mostly compatible, people tend to believe that
    all PC hardware is of equal quality.  It is not.  ECC RAM, SCSI, and
    quality motherboards are more reliable and have better performance than
    less expensive hardware.  PostgreSQL will run on almost any hardware,
    but if reliability and performance are important it is wise to
    research your hardware options thoroughly.  Our email lists can be used
    to discuss hardware options and tradeoffs.</P>

Anyway, I thought the previous chapter title, WAL, was weird because it
was hard to know why an administrator would care about WAL --- there was
no lead-in to the term.  This way, it is all under reliability, and can
add to it.

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