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Re: Converting postgresql.conf parameters to kilobytes

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Frank Wiles <frank(at)wiles(dot)org>
Cc: shridhar(at)frodo(dot)hserus(dot)net, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Converting postgresql.conf parameters to kilobytes
Date: 2004-06-02 15:29:47
Message-ID: 24811.1086190187@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Frank Wiles <frank(at)wiles(dot)org> writes:
>   This may be an unreasonable suggestion, but how about allowing both? 
>   I've seen several configuration systems do the following: 

>   shared_buffers = 10000     ( shared_buffers in pages ) 
>   shared_buffers = 100M      ( 100 MBs of shared_buffers )
>   shared_buffers = 2048K     ( 2MBs of shared_buffers ) 

I could live with that.  I'm not sure how painful it would be to wedge
into GUC though; and I have a feeling that it is exactly *not* what
Shridhar would think is simpler than the present behavior ;-)

			regards, tom lane

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