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Re: Abnormal performance difference between Postgres and MySQL

From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Farhan Husain <russoue(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Abnormal performance difference between Postgres and MySQL
Date: 2009-02-25 21:35:54
Message-ID: dcc563d10902251335r72c54013ldd5f73e970c86dd@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Farhan Husain <russoue(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Farhan Husain <russoue(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> > Initially, it was the default value (32MB). Later I played with that
>> > value
>> > thinking that it might improve the performance. But all the values
>> > resulted
>> > in same amount of time.
>>
>> Well, if you set it back to what we consider to be a reasonable value,
>> rerun EXPLAIN ANALYZE, and post that plan, it might help us tell you
>> what to do next.
>>
>> ...Robert
>
> Right now I am running the query again with 32MB work_mem. It is taking a
> long time as before. However, I have kept the following values unchanged:
>
> shared_buffers = 32MB                   # min 128kB or max_connections*16kB

That's REALLY small for pgsql.  Assuming your machine has at least 1G
of ram, I'd set it to 128M to 256M as a minimum.

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