On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Renato Oliveira
> If I use postgres 32 bit will it benefit from the extra memory on the system?
Indirectly, yes. No individual PG process will be able to address
more than 4 gbytes of memory. Assuming you have a 64-bit OS living
underneath, however, that may not matter much. You'll potentially be
somewhat constrained in the sane values you can use for shared_buffers
(which, on a 16 gbyte box for example, I'd probably start in the 4
gbyte range and tune from there -- not an option in a 32-bit install).
But leaving aside effective_cache_size (and, as mentioned, potentially
shared_buffers), none of your config values are likely to approach the
4 gbyte boundary -- and in the case of effective_cache_size, that
isn't actually directly addressed by postgres, anyway. It's just used
by the planner to calculate the likelihood of a given page it needs
being in the OS buffer cache, instead of on disk.
I've had production systems with a 32-bit postgres running quite
happily on a 64-bit OS.
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