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Re: What gets cached?

From: "Steinar H(dot) Gunderson" <sgunderson(at)bigfoot(dot)com>
To: Alex Turner <armtuk(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Martin Nickel <martin(at)portant(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What gets cached?
Date: 2005-10-24 15:32:48
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On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 11:09:55AM -0400, Alex Turner wrote:
> Just to play devils advocate here for as second, but if we have an algorithm
> that is substational better than just plain old LRU, which is what I believe
> the kernel is going to use to cache pages (I'm no kernel hacker), then why
> don't we apply that and have a significantly larger page cache a la Oracle?

There have (AFAIK) been reports of setting huge amounts of shared_buffers
(close to the total amount of RAM) performing much better in 8.1 than in
earlier versions, so this might actually be okay these days.

I haven't heard of anybody reporting increase setting such values, though.

/* Steinar */

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