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Re: pgsql-server: Vacuum delay activated by default.

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>,pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql-server: Vacuum delay activated by default.
Date: 2004-08-07 17:42:51
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Aug 2004, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> >> On 8/7/2004 12:47 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> >>> What?  If there was consensus to do this, I missed it.  If there was
> >>> even any *discussion* of doing this, I missed it.
> >
> >> How many questions about vacuum still grabbing all available bandwidth,
> >> vacuum slowing down the whole system, vacuum being all evil do you want
> >> to answer for 8.0? Over and over again we are defending reasonable
> >> default configuration values against gazillions of little switches, and
> >> this is a reasonable default that will be a relief for large databases
> >> and makes more or less no difference for small ones.
> >
> > What basis do you have for saying that this is a reasonable default?
> > Does anyone else agree?
> Just curious, but isn't this one of the key points about pg_autovacuum in 
> the first place?  So that you vacuum what needs to be vacuum'd, and not 
> *everything* ... ?  Shouldn't the answer to the 'bandwidth issue' change 
> to 'you should install/use pg_autovacuum'?

We are talking about the vacuum delay feature, not pg_autovacuum.

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