In the last exciting episode, merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com ("Merlin Moncure") wrote:
>> It seems inevitable that Postgres will eventually eliminate that
>> redundant layer of buffering. Since mmap is not workable, that
>> means using O_DIRECT to read table and index data.
> What about going the other way and simply letting the o/s do all the
> caching? How bad (or good) would the performance really be?
I'm going to see about taking this story to OLS (Ottawa Linux
Symposium) in July and will see what hearing I can get. There are
historically some commonalities in the way this situation is regarded,
in that there was _long_ opposition to the notion of having unbuffered
If there's more "story" that definitely needs to be taken, let me
output = reverse("moc.enworbbc" "@" "enworbbc")
Rules of the Evil Overlord #90. "I will not design my Main Control
Room so that every workstation is facing away from the door."
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