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Re: effective_cache_size vs units

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>, Benny Amorsen <benny+usenet(at)amorsen(dot)dk>
Subject: Re: effective_cache_size vs units
Date: 2007-01-02 15:19:38
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Am Donnerstag, 28. Dezember 2006 13:25 schrieb Jim C. Nasby:
>> Yes, and I can't think of a single reason why we'd let people specify
>> anything in millibytes, or kilobits.

> How about a configuration option related to connection throughput, which is 
> typically measured in bits?

But at least as often in bytes.  What's more, if the system really were
to accept both units, you could reasonably expect that people would get
it wrong at least half the time ...

			regards, tom lane

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