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From: Greg Copeland <greg(at)CopelandConsulting(dot)Net>
To: mlw <pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Serguei Mokhov <mokhov(at)cs(dot)concordia(dot)ca>,Dann Corbit <DCorbit(at)connx(dot)com>,PGHackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Threads
Date: 2003-01-04 03:38:46
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On Fri, 2003-01-03 at 21:39, mlw wrote:
> Connection time should *never* be in the critical path. There, I've
> said it!! People who complain about connection time are barking up the
> wrong tree. Regardless of the methodology, EVERY OS has issues with
> thread creation, process creation, the memory allocation, and system
> manipulation  required to manage it. Under load this is ALWAYS slower.
> I think that if there is ever a choice, "do I make startup time
> faster?" or "Do I make PostgreSQL not need a dump/restore for upgrade"
> the upgrade problem has a much higher impact to real PostgreSQL sites.

Exactly.  Trying to speed up something that shouldn't be in the critical
path is exactly what I'm talking about.

I completely agree with you!

Greg Copeland <greg(at)copelandconsulting(dot)net>
Copeland Computer Consulting

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