On 20/01/2010 4:16 AM, Arjen van der Meijden wrote:
> Another command to look at, if you're I/O-bound, is the 'ionice'
> command, which is similar to nice, but obviously intended for I/O.
> For some I/O-bound background job, one of the 'idle' classes can be a
> nice level. But for a (single) postgres-process, I'd be careful again
> for the same reasons as with process-nice.
Unfortunately, due to the action of the bgwriter 'ionice' isn't as
effective as you might hope. It's still useful, but it depends on the load.
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