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Re: Free WAL caches on switching segments

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: ITAGAKI Takahiro <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Free WAL caches on switching segments
Date: 2006-02-13 19:59:43
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> More to the point, the utility of the patch remains unproven.
> >> We are not in the habit of adding OS dependencies on speculation.
> > He ran tests, though it is speculation because non-caching is a pretty
> > hard thing to find a benefit from except under low memory situations.
> Well, the tests (a) didn't show any particularly good speedup, and
> (b) were not on the platforms that this is speculated to be useful on
> (ie, those without O_DIRECT).
> I really don't think that an adequate case has been made for adding
> a new OS dependency.

Well, I think the patch should be applied, and the submitter does too,
so unless I hear other votes, it is going in.

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