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Re: [PERFORM] Potential Problem with PostgeSQL performance on SuSE

From: Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] Potential Problem with PostgeSQL performance on SuSE
Date: 2004-01-16 22:11:33
Message-ID: 40086195.4010207@paradise.net.nz (view raw or flat)
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Along similar lines - have generally obtained better server performance 
(and stability) from most Linux distros after replacing their supplied 
kernel with one from kernel.org .

regards

Mark

Josh Berkus wrote:

>Folks,
>
>While debugging a wireless card, I came across this interesting bit:
>http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2003/10/pohletz_desktop_90.html
>
>What it indicates is that by default SuSE 9.0 plays with the timeslice values 
>for the Linux kernel in order to provide a "smoother" user experience.   In 
>my experience, this can be very bad news for databases under heavy multi-user 
>load.   
>
>I would suggest that anyone installing a SuSE 9.0 PostgreSQL server remove the 
>Desktop pararmeter in the bootloader configuration.
>
>  
>


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