Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
>> Why would it take more than 3 seconds to start the postmaster
>> under Cygwin? Something awfully fishy about that, unless
>> you're using a 286 ...
> On a Dell Inspiron 8000, PIII 850MHz, 512Mb RAM, Windows XP Pro (kept nice
> and tidy with no junk wasting resources), 7.2b4 takes about 15 seconds to
> get to 'the database system is ready' message. Subsequent startups take
> about 6 or 7 seconds following a controlled *or* uncontrolled shutdown. I
> get about 15 seconds again the first startup after a reboot.
Hm. I'm accustomed to seeing postmaster startup take about one second
--- possibly more if recovery from WAL entries is needed, but this
wouldn't apply normally. That's on machines a *lot* slower than you
two are using. Something is taking an unreasonably long time there.
It'd be worth poking into it to try to figure out what.
regards, tom lane
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