Tom Lane allegedly said:
> Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
>>> Why would it take more than 3 seconds to start the postmaster
>>> under Cygwin? Something awfully fishy about that, unless
>>> you're using a 286 ...
>> On a Dell Inspiron 8000, PIII 850MHz, 512Mb RAM, Windows XP Pro (kept
>> nice and tidy with no junk wasting resources), 7.2b4 takes about 15
>> seconds to get to 'the database system is ready' message. Subsequent
>> startups take about 6 or 7 seconds following a controlled *or*
>> uncontrolled shutdown. I get about 15 seconds again the first startup
>> after a reboot.
> Hm. I'm accustomed to seeing postmaster startup take about one second
> --- possibly more if recovery from WAL entries is needed, but this
> wouldn't apply normally. That's on machines a *lot* slower than you
> two are using. Something is taking an unreasonably long time there.
> It'd be worth poking into it to try to figure out what.
I'd be happy to look into it, but I'll need some guidance - I'm not in the
least bit familiar with gdb or any of it's friends :-(
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