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Re: What's the state of postgresql on ext4 now?

From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What's the state of postgresql on ext4 now?
Date: 2011-11-15 20:54:07
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On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
> On 11/14/11 2:00 AM, Alexandru wrote:
>> I know there were a lot of performance issues with ext4, but i don't know the state of it now.
>> I have a private openstreetmap server installed on a ubuntu 11.10 64bit pc with both partitions (/ and /home) formated with ext4. My problem is that the server works very slow.
> Why would you assume this has anything to do with Ext4?  Other
> configuration issues seem more likely.

I think that about a year or so ago the linux kernel finally started
making ext4 obey barriers and / or fsync properly, and the performance
fell back into line with other file systems that also obeyed fsync.
Combined with a rather histrionic report from phoronix many people
were led to believe that ext4 suddenly became very slow when it fact
it just stopped being artificially fast.

Just a guess tho.

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