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I sent the message yesterday and I am still stumped... I would assume
setting the --maxbackends to 256 also changes the default buffers from 64 to
512, right? If not is this only done with the -B switch?
> First, I am installing postgres 7.02 on i686, 2CPU, 512mb, mandrake linux
> I have set the max backends switch to 256 during the compile
> (--with-maxbackends=256) along with the rest of the chosen
> parameters but I
> am a little puzzled about the buffer size and number. I have read
> the number
> of buffers can be set by the -B switch at startup. Is this
> necessary, since
> I changed the max backends to 256? I guess then buffers should be 512, but
> was the default number of buffers changed when I set the max backends to
> Also what is the best way to calculate the block size needed?
> Steve Ackerman
> Web Developer
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