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Re: PATCH: Split stats file per database WAS: autovacuum stress-testing our system

From: Tomas Vondra <tv(at)fuzzy(dot)cz>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PATCH: Split stats file per database WAS: autovacuum stress-testing our system
Date: 2013-01-03 19:31:32
Message-ID: 50E5DC94.4000205@fuzzy.cz (view raw or flat)
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On 3.1.2013 18:47, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> On 03.01.2013 01:15, Tomas Vondra wrote:
>> 2) a new global/stat directory
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> The pgstat.stat file was originally saved into the "global" directory,
>> but with so many files that would get rather messy so I've created a new
>> global/stat directory and all the files are stored there.
>>
>> This also means we can do a simple "delete files in the dir" when
>> pgstat_reset_all is called.
> 
> How about creating the new directory as a direct subdir of $PGDATA,
> rather than buried in global? "global" is supposed to contain data
> related to shared catalog relations (plus pg_control), so it doesn't
> seem like the right location for per-database stat files. Also, if we're
> going to have admins manually zapping the directory (hopefully when the
> system is offline), that's less scary if the directory is not buried as
> deep.

That's clearly possible and it's a trivial change. I was thinking about
that actually, but then I placed the directory into "global" because
that's where the "pgstat.stat" originally was.

Tomas


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