On Jun 26, 2007, at 11:57 PM, Greg Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007, ITAGAKI Takahiro wrote:
>> It might be good to use statistics information about buffer usage
>> to modify X runtime.
> I have a complete set of working code that tracks buffer usage
> statistics as the background writer scans, so that it has an idea
> what % of the buffer cache is dirty, how many pages have each of
> the various usage counts, that sort of thing. The problem was that
> the existing BGW mechanisms were so clumsy and inefficient that
> giving them more information didn't make them usefully smarter.
> I'll revive that code again if it looks like it may help here.
Even if it's not used by bgwriter for self-tuning, having that
information available would be very useful for anyone trying to hand-
tune the system.
Jim Nasby jim(at)nasby(dot)net
EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com 512.569.9461 (cell)
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