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Re: order of performance

From: "Jon Asher" <jon(at)vagabond-software(dot)com>
To: "'Josh Berkus'" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,"'Jeff Frost'" <jeff(at)frostconsultingllc(dot)com>
Cc: <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: order of performance
Date: 2005-10-06 03:11:43
Message-ID: 20051006031144.90312DA304@svr1.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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I thought the other relevenat thread of discussion was stability- isn't
Linux easier to support because that's what the PG community is most
familiar with?  Especially compared with Solaris and Windows...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: sfpug-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org 
> [mailto:sfpug-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Josh Berkus
> Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 7:59 PM
> To: Jeff Frost
> Cc: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [sfpug] order of performance
> 
> Jeff,
> 
> > > 10. Linux 2.6.10+
> >
> > Do you think the 2.6.10 kernel added something special or 
> is it 2.6.x 
> > in general?
> 
> The "not crashing" feature.
> 
> > I was a solaris admin for years and years..I like Sun too!  
> How close 
> > is the Solaris x86 performance with Solaris 10?
> 
> Not.  It's like using HP-UX or Linux 2.0.   The biggest issue 
> is the lack of 
> advanced filesystem support (Solaris still uses the stone-age 
> version of UFS) forcing applications to all handle their own 
> readahead, cache management, etc (which as you know Postgres 
> doesn't).  Also, there's an issue with sorts we're still 
> working out which may be a bug in the PostgreSQL code.
> 
> That being said, we are actively working with several 
> technicians at Sun, and PostgreSQL 8.2 (with Solaris 10.1) 
> might restore Solaris to a competitive 
> position.   Also, keep in mind that I do data warehousing; I 
> understand the 
> the OLTP performance numbers are closer to the Linux equivalents.
> 
> --
> Josh Berkus
> Aglio Database Solutions
> San Francisco
> 
> 


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