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Re: 8.4.1 ubuntu karmic slow createdb

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Nikolas Everett <nik9000(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org, Michael Clemmons <glassresistor(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: 8.4.1 ubuntu karmic slow createdb
Date: 2009-12-11 17:58:39
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On Thu, 2009-12-10 at 20:38 -0500, Nikolas Everett wrote:
> In my limited experience ext4 as presented by Karmic is not db
> friendly.  I had to carve my swap partition into a swap partition and
> an xfs partition to get better db performance.  Try fsync=off first,
> but if that doesn't work then try a mini xfs.

Do not turn fsync off. That is bad advice. I would not suggest ext4 at
this point for database operations. Use ext3. It is backward compatible.

Joshua D. Drake

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