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Re: Configuration WAS: New project launched : PostgreSQL

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "Jeffrey W(dot) Baker" <jwbaker(at)acm(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Configuration WAS: New project launched : PostgreSQL
Date: 2006-01-31 20:59:54
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> I agree that some instrumentation of the backend might be needed.  But
> several of the performance-critical parameters seem tractable:
> Effective cache size - should be easy to monitor the system for this
> Shared buffers - easy to start from a rule-of-thumb and monitor usage
> Work mem - trace the size and frequency of temp files
> Wal buffers - trace the average or 80th percentile number of pages
> generated by transactions
> Commit delay - track the concurrency level and avg distance btw commits
> Checkpoint segments - should be very easy to auto-adjust
> Random page cost - should possible to determine this at runtime
> Vacuum* - may be possible to determine vacuum impact on concurrent
> queries

Great.  Wanna join the configurator project?  I won't have much time to 
work on it before March, but anyone with ideas is welcome.


Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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