How do you know when you should up the value of work_mem? Just play
with the number. Is there a query I could do that would tell me if
PostgreSql is performing SQL that could use more memory for sorting?
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From: Heikki Linnakangas [mailto:hlinnaka(at)gmail(dot)com] On Behalf Of Heikki
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 11:57 AM
To: Campbell, Lance
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] work_mem and shared_buffers
Campbell, Lance wrote:
> Does the amount of memory allocate to work_mem get subtracted from
> If work_mem is 1M and there are 10 connections and shared_buffers is
> 100M then would the total be 90 M left for shared_buffers?
> Or does the amount of memory allocated for work_mem have nothing to do
> with shared_buffers?
No, they're completely separate.
Note that a connection can use more than work_mem of memory. For
example, if you run a query with multiple Sort or hash-nodes, each such
node allocates up to work_mem of memory.
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