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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 15:17:00
Message-ID: 200509291517.j8TFH0U28538@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > 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>
> 
> Hardware choice and configuration are important topics, but neither of 
> these are strongly tied to either WAL or Reliability.  Reliability is 
> the property (not a "feature") of a system to do what you meant for it 
> to do.  Certainly WAL contributes to that by increasing tolerance 
> against hardware failures, but it still seems to be a rather 
> far-fetched connection to pair these two.
> 
> I could see hardware issues being discussed in chapter 16, since we 
> already have operating system and kernel configuration there, and it's 
> the chapter a user will read when setting up a server system.
> 
> I was never all that happy with the WAL chapter, since, as you say, it 
> doesn't seem to be a first-class user-level feature.  I'd be happy to 
> integrate it into another chapter, but I'm not sure where.

Sure, I am looking for suggestions.  My relabeling at least fixes that,
but feel free to move things around and relabel them.

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