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Re: VARCHAR -vs- CHAR: huge performance difference?

From: "Iain" <iain(at)mst(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: "C(dot) Bensend" <benny(at)bennyvision(dot)com>,<pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: VARCHAR -vs- CHAR: huge performance difference?
Date: 2004-06-21 01:17:09
Message-ID: 012301c4572d$7a032db0$7201a8c0@mst1x5r347kymb (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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There is some information on I think it may have been Scott
who wrote the article that I'm thinking about. There is other information
about, your best bet may be google.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "C. Bensend" <benny(at)bennyvision(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 12:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] VARCHAR -vs- CHAR: huge performance difference?

> > The problem here isn't pg_autovacuum, but too small of settings for
> > fsm.  I've run multi-day tests where autovacuum kept the size of the
> > database pretty much the same with 200+ updates a second going on.
> Hi Scott,
>    Could you explain the fsm a little more?  I have done _no_ tuning on
> my database simply because I don't know how, but I would be interested
> to hear your recommendations for the fsm settings.
> Thanks!
> Benny
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