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Re: Volunteer to build a configuration tool

From: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: "Jim Nasby" <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
Cc: "Greg Smith" <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>, <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Volunteer to build a configuration tool
Date: 2007-06-26 08:01:59
Message-ID: 87odj3dtzc.fsf@oxford.xeocode.com (view raw or flat)
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"Jim Nasby" <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org> writes:

> The real issue is that the "stock" postgresql.conf is just horrible. It was
> originally tuned for something like a 486, but even the recent  changes have
> only brought it up to the "pentium era" (case in point:  24MB of shared buffers
> equates to a machine with 128MB of memory,  give or take). 

I think it's more that the stock configure has to assume it's not a dedicated
box. Picture someone installing Postgres on their debian box because it's
required for Gnucash. Even having 24M suddenly disappear from the box is quite
a bit.

-- 
  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com


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