Re: EFFECTIVE_CACHE_SIZE

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Joseph Shraibman <jks(at)selectacast(dot)net>
Cc: postgres <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: EFFECTIVE_CACHE_SIZE
Date: 2003-06-18 00:13:24
Message-ID: 17970.1055895204@sss.pgh.pa.us
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Joseph Shraibman <jks(at)selectacast(dot)net> writes:
> What is the effect of EFFECTIVE_CACHE_SIZE? What happens if I set it too low or too high?
> Does a higher setting bias the planner more toward seq scans?

No, it'd bias towards indexscans. IIRC the parameter is only used to
cost indexscans, and a larger value will tend to make indexscans look
cheaper.

regards, tom lane

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