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Re: Time to start the PR machine

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Time to start the PR machine
Date: 2005-10-01 01:14:16
Message-ID: 20051001011416.GE13608@surnet.cl (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 04:13:45PM -0400, Robert Treat wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 13:31, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > Shared Row Locking: PostgreSQL's "better than row-level
> > locking" has been improved further through the addition of
> > shared row locks for foreign keys.  Shared locks will improve
> > insert and update performance on some OLTP applications
> > 			         ^^^^
> > 
> > The word "some" sounds like it is a minority of OLTP applications.
> > In general any moderately used OLTP app will benifit from this yes?
> > 
> > many, most, or just say performance on OLTP applications.
> 
> well, it will really only help on those systems that were stressing out
> our current design (and thats really hardware dependent too) so maybe
> "busy", "heavy","high load" or just  "on OLTP applications". 

It will help applications that use foreign keys extensively.  Do "most
OLTP apps" do that?  I guess any reasonably implemented app should.

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