Re: Extended Prefetching using Asynchronous IO - proposal and patch

From: John Lumby <johnlumby(at)hotmail(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakangas(at)vmware(dot)com>, Claudio Freire <klaussfreire(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Greg Stark <stark(at)mit(dot)edu>, "andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com" <andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Extended Prefetching using Asynchronous IO - proposal and patch
Date: 2014-08-19 21:17:09
Message-ID: BAY175-W124C3149E15060B95EFA39A3D50@phx.gbl
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I am attaching a new version of the patch for consideration in the current commit fest.

Relative to the one I submitted on 25 June in BAY175-W412FF89303686022A9F16AA3190(at)phx(dot)gbl
the method for handling aio completion using sigevent has been re-written to use
signals exclusively rather than a composite of signals and LWlocks,
and this has fixed the problem I mentioned before with the LWlock method.
More details are in postgresql-prefetching-asyncio.README
(search for   
     "Checking AIO Completion"
)

I also have worked my benchmark database and one application into a publishable state.
However,   the database is in the form of a compressed pg_dump and is around
218 MB in size.    I was hoping to come up with a generation program to load it
but have not had the time for that.     Is there some place on postgresql.org for
such a large file?   If not I will try to think of some place for it.

John Lumby 

Attachment Content-Type Size
postgresql-9.5.140818.prefetching-asyncio.patch application/octet-stream 348.5 KB

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