On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 10:57:46AM +0200, Adrian Moisey wrote:
> What sort of information do you need from me ?
Ratio of read vs write operations (select vs insert/copy).
average number of indicies per table
average table size. (analyze verbose <tablename> if you want to get
into more details).
What is the process doing (eg: in top, is it just on the CPU or
is it blocking for I/O?).
I/O information, from iostat -d (You may need to build an iostat
binary for Linux, the source is out there, i can give you a pointer if
you need it).
>> Is your problem with performance database reads? writes? (insert/copy?)
>> How many indicies do you have?
> I think the problem is related to load. Everything is slow because there
> are way too many connections. So everything is making everything else
> slow. Not much detail, is it?
> We have 345 indicies on the db.
If the tables are heavily indexed this could easily slow down
insert performance. Taking a large dataset and adding a second
index, postgres doesn't use threads to create the two indicies on
different cpus/cores in parallel. This could represent some of your
performance difference. If you're doing a lot of write operations
and fewer read, perhaps the cost of an index isn't worth it in the
cpu time spent creating it vs the amount of time for a seq scan.
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