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Re: [PERFORM] A Better External Sort?

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Ron Peacetree <rjpeace(at)earthlink(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] A Better External Sort?
Date: 2005-09-30 17:23:30
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> Hmmm.
> 60GB/5400secs= 11MBps.  That's ssllooww.  So the first
> problem is evidently our physical layout and/or HD IO layer
> sucks.

Actually, it's much worse than that, because the sort is only dealing 
with one column.  As I said, monitoring the iostat our top speed was 


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