On Mar 29, 2007, at 7:23 PM, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Wow, thanks for the post.
> We've just started testing the option of sizing shared_buffers
> bigger than
> the database, and using forcedirectio in benchmarks at Sun. So
> far, our
> experience has been *equal* performance in that configuration, so it's
> *very* interesting to see you're getting a gain.
You'er welcome! However, I believe our situation is very different
from what you're testing if I understand you correctly. Are you
saying that you're entire database will fit in memory? If so, then
these are very different situations as there is no way ours could
ever do that. In fact, I'm not sure that forcedirectio would really
net you any gain in that situation as the IO service time will be
basically nil if the filesystem cache doesn't have to page which I
would think is why your seeing what you are.
erik jones <erik(at)myemma(dot)com>
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