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Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing

From: Derek Lewis <derek(dot)e(dot)lewis(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Need help with 8.4 Performance Testing
Date: 2008-12-08 06:45:10
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I'll be glad to test the patches using pgbench on my POWER4 box  
running AIX 5.3 and an IA64 that runs HP-UX 11.31.

Derek

On Dec 7, 2008, at 2:38 PM, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:

> Database performance geeks,
>
> We have a number of patches pending for 8.4 designed to improve  
> database
> performance in a variety of circumstances.  We need as many users as  
> possible
> to build test versions of PostgreSQL with these patches, and test  
> how well
> they perform, and report back in some detail.
>
> Particularly, users with unusual hardware architectures (16 or more  
> cores,
> ARM, Power, SSD, NFS-mounted data) or operating systems (Solaris, OSX,
> Windows-64) are really helpful.  Testers need to be familiar with  
> building
> PostgreSQL from source and patching it, as well as basic PostgreSQL  
> Tuning
> (except for the Wizard Patch) and have some kind of performance test
> available, ideally something based on your own application use.
>
> If you are going to use pgbench to test, *please* read Greg Smith's  
> notes
> first:
> http://www.westnet.com/~gsmith/gregsmith/content/postgresql/pgbench-scaling.htm
>
> The Wiki (http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/CommitFest_2008-11) has a  
> full list
> of patches, but below are the ones in particular we could use help  
> with.
>
> You *do* need to read the entire mail threads which I link to below to
> understand the patches.  Thanks for your help!
>
> Proposal of PITR performance improvement (Koichi Suzuki):
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/a778a7260811270404g49254640x8ed58b12b7c65d0b@mail.gmail.com
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/a778a7260810280033n43f70d36x8c437eacf9a5461e@mail.gmail.com
>
> Simple postgresql.conf wizard
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/Pine.GSO.4.64.0811012101220.17619@westnet.com
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/Pine.GSO.4.64.0811291403040.12885@westnet.com
>
> Improve Performance of Multi-Batch Hash Join for Skewed Data Sets
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/6EEA43D22289484890D119821101B1DF2C1683@exchange20.mercury.ad.ubc.ca
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/1924d1180811051606w19aaf30du589e8ea10ea5534d@mail.gmail.com
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/22901.1227228246@sss.pgh.pa.us
>
> Window Functions
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/e08cc0400810270912u49a6ec83vc23984c01f368f76@mail.gmail.com
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/492D1246.5070101@enterprisedb.com
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/839FB90FF49D4120B7107ED0D7B3E5B6@amd64
>
> parallel restore
> (especially need to test on 16+ cores)
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/490878AC.1@dunslane.net
>
> B-Tree emulation for GIN
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/491B1888.9020903@sigaev.ru
> http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/Pine.LNX.4.64.0811191828050.7862@sn.sai.msu.ru
>
> Also, the following patches currently still have bugs, but when the  
> bugs are
> fixed I'll be looking for performance testers, so please either  
> watch the
> wiki or watch this space:
>
> -- Block-level CRC checks (Alvaro Herrera)
> -- Auto Partitioning Patch (Nikhil Sontakke)
> -- posix_fadvise (Gregory Stark)
> -- Hash Join-Filter Pruning using Bloom Filters
> -- On-disk bitmap indexes
>
> Please report your results, with the patchname in the subject line,  
> on this
> mailing list or on -hackers.  Thank you, and your help will get a  
> better 8.4
> out sooner.
>
> -- 
> Josh Berkus
> PostgreSQL
> San Francisco
>
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