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Re: pgbench: Support Multiple Simultaneous Runs (with Mean and Std. Dev.)

From: "Thomas F(dot) O'Connell" <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com>
To: PgSQL - Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pgbench: Support Multiple Simultaneous Runs (with Mean and Std. Dev.)
Date: 2006-01-25 20:02:17
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I guess I was thinking that the multiple iterations allow for easier  
pinpointing of noise on the system. I think I remember originally  
writing this during an episode where successive runs of pgbench were  
yielding wildly different results, and I wound up wanting an easy way  
to detect this and examine it further, so standard deviations in  
smaller sets of runs seemed an easy way to do it.

With large numbers of transactions, any noise in the system would get  
smoothed out. I guess I like the ability to see the incremental  
behavior of the system when using pgbench, and this lets me run it  
for a long enough duration inspecting more often.

If this isn't deemed generally useful functionality, that's fine.

Thomas F. O'Connell
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