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posix_fadvsise in base backups

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: posix_fadvsise in base backups
Date: 2011-09-24 15:08:17
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Attached patch adds a simple call to posix_fadvise with
POSIX_FADV_DONTNEED on all the files being read when doing a base
backup, to help the kernel not to trash the filesystem cache.

Seems like a simple enough fix - in fact, I don't remember why I took
it out of the original patch :O

Any reason not to put this in? Is it even safe enough to put into 9.1
(probably not, but maybe?)

 Magnus Hagander

Attachment: base_backup_fadvise.patch
Description: text/x-patch (682 bytes)


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