On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> How much is "quite a lot"? Do we have any real reason to think that
> this solution is unacceptable performance-wise?
Well, let's imagine a 1GB insert-only table. It has 128K pages. If
you XLOG setting the bit on each page, you'll need to write 128K WAL
records, each containing a 12-byte relfilenode and a 4-byte block
offset, for a total of 16 bytes of WAL per page, thus 2MB of WAL.
But you did just dirty a gigabyte of data.
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