On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Jim Nasby wrote:
> The flipside is that it's much easier to machine-parse a table rather
> than trying to scrape the logs.
Now you might realize why I've been so vocal on the SQL log export
> And I don't think we'll generally care about each individual checkpoint;
> rather we'll want to look at things like 'checkpoints/hour' and
> 'checkpoint written pages/hour'.
After a few months of staring at this data, I've found averages like that
misleading. The real problem areas correlate with the peak pages written
at any one checkpoint. Lowering that value is really the end-game for
optimizing the background writer, and the peaks are what will nail you
with a nasty fsync pause at checkpoint time.
* Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD
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