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Re: Experimental patch for inter-page delay in VACUUM

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Experimental patch for inter-page delay in VACUUM
Date: 2003-10-31 17:05:06
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> What is the advantage of delaying vacuum per page vs. just doing vacuum
> less frequently?

The point is the amount of load VACUUM poses while it's running.  If
your setup doesn't have a lot of disk bandwidth to spare, a background
VACUUM can hurt the performance of your foreground applications quite
a bit.  Running it less often doesn't improve this issue at all.

			regards, tom lane

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