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Re: Spread checkpoint sync

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Spread checkpoint sync
Date: 2010-12-02 19:48:54
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> Using sync_file_range you can specify the set of blocks to sync and
> then block on them only after some time has passed. But there's no
> documentation on how this relates to the I/O scheduler so it's not
> clear it would have any effect on the problem. We might still have to
> delay the begining of the sync to allow the dirty blocks to be synced
> naturally and then when we issue it still end up catching a lot of
> other i/o as well.

This *really* sounds like we should be working with the FS geeks on
making the OS do this work for us.  Greg, you wanna go to LinuxCon next

                                  -- Josh Berkus
                                     PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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