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Re: [HACKERS] WAL logging freezing

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] WAL logging freezing
Date: 2006-10-31 21:25:18
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> Huh, but the log would not be flushed for each operation that the vacuum
> logs.  Only when it's going to commit.

It strikes me that the vacuum cost delay feature omits to consider
generation of WAL records as a cost factor.  It may not be a big problem
though, as long as we can limit the number of records created to one or
two per page --- then you can see it as just a component of the "dirtied
a page" cost.  If we made a separate WAL record for each tuple then it
could be important to account for.

			regards, tom lane

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