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Re: Performance issue with 8.2.3 - "C" application

From: Karl Denninger <karl(at)denninger(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Performance issue with 8.2.3 - "C" application
Date: 2007-07-25 21:01:28
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Looks like that was the problem - got a day under the belt now with the 
8.2.4 rev and all is back to normal.

Karl Denninger (karl(at)denninger(dot)net)

Karl Denninger wrote:
> Aha!
> BIG difference.  I won't know for sure until the biz day tomorrow but 
> the "first blush" look is that it makes a HUGE difference in system 
> load, and I no longer have the stats collector process on the top of 
> the "top" list......
> Karl Denninger (karl(at)denninger(dot)net)
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Karl Denninger <karl(at)denninger(dot)net> writes:
>>> Hmmmmm..... now that's interesting.  Stats collector IS accumulating 
>>> quite a bit of runtime..... me thinks its time to go grab 8.2.4.
>> I think Merlin might have nailed it --- the "stats collector bug" is
>> that it tries to write out the stats file way more often than it
>> should.  So any excessive userland CPU time you see is just the tip
>> of the iceberg compared to the system and I/O costs incurred.
>>             regards, tom lane
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