Bill Moran <wmoran(at)collaborativefusion(dot)com> writes:
> In response to David Brain <dbrain(at)bandwidth(dot)com>:
>> I am curious as to why 'top' gives such different output on the two
>> systems - the datasets are large and so I know I benefit from having
>> high shared_buffers and effective_cache_size settings.
> Have you done any actual queries on the new system? PG won't use the
> shm until it needs it -- and that doesn't occur until it gets a request
> for data via a query.
More accurately, top won't consider shared mem to be part of the process
address space until it's actually touched by that process.
regards, tom lane
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