Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com> writes:
> On Thu, 1 Jan 2009, Robert Haas wrote:
>> The only thing I haven't been able to do is demonstrate that this change
>> actually produces a performance improvement. Either I'm testing the
>> wrong thing, or it just doesn't provide any benefit on a single-spindle
> When I did a round of testing on the earlier prefetch test program Greg
> Stark put together, one of my single-spindle Linux system didn't show any
> real benefit. So as long as you didn't see performance degrade, your not
> seeing any improvement isn't bad news.
ISTM that you *should* be able to see an improvement on even
single-spindle systems, due to better overlapping of CPU and I/O effort.
If the test case is either 100% CPU-bound or 100% I/O-bound then no,
but for anything in between there ought to be improvement.
regards, tom lane
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