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Re: Anything to be gained from a 'Postgres Filesystem'?

From: "Steinar H(dot) Gunderson" <sgunderson(at)bigfoot(dot)com>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Anything to be gained from a 'Postgres Filesystem'?
Date: 2004-10-21 15:49:23
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On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:20:55AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> ... I have no idea how much you can improve over the "best"
>> filesystems out there, but having two layers of journalling (both WAL _and_
>> FS journalling) on top of each other don't make all that much sense to me.
> Which is why setting the FS to journal metadata but not file contents is
> often suggested as best practice for a PG-only filesystem.

Mm, but you still journal the metadata. Oh well, noatime etc.. :-)

By the way, I'm probably hitting a FAQ here, but would O_DIRECT help
PostgreSQL any, given large enough shared_buffers?

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