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Re: PostgreSQL as a local in-memory cache

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Dimitri Fontaine <dfontaine(at)hi-media(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, postgres performance list <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL as a local in-memory cache
Date: 2010-06-23 19:37:20
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Dimitri Fontaine <dfontaine(at)hi-media(dot)com> writes:
> > Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> >> a) Eliminate WAL logging entirely

If we elimiate WAL logging, that means a reinstall is required for even
a postmaster crash, which is a new non-durable behavior.

Also, we just added wal_level = minimal, which might end up being a poor
name choice of we want wal_level = off in PG 9.1.  Perhaps we should
have used wal_level = crash_safe in 9.0.

I have added the following TODO:

	Consider a non-crash-safe wal_level that eliminates WAL activity

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + None of us is going to be here forever. +

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