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Re: Flush Shared Buffer Cache

From: Suvankar Roy <suvankar(dot)roy(at)tcs(dot)com>
To: Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>,pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Flush Shared Buffer Cache
Date: 2009-07-16 05:23:15
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Hi Chander,

Actually I am trying to figure out how much execution time any query is 
taking is taking when executed for the first time. 

Because once a query is executed for the first time, the query plan, data 
buffer is cached so subsequently time taken is much lower.

For this, I want to have the Shared buffer cache flushed to note the 
initial execution time.

Is my understanding correct here ?


Suvankar Roy

Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com> 
07/15/2009 08:48 PM

Suvankar Roy <suvankar(dot)roy(at)tcs(dot)com>
Re: [ADMIN] Flush Shared Buffer Cache

Suvankar Roy wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone help me out with how to flush out Shared Buffer Cache in 
> Postgres.
> One way would be to restart the database, but I would like to avoid 
AFAIK, that's the only way. 

Is there a reason that you need to dump the shared buffers?  Perhaps if 
we knew what you were trying to accomplish we could provide you with a 
suitable solution that doesn't require a restart...

Chander Ganesan
Open Technology Group, Inc.
One Copley Parkway, Suite 210
Morrisville, NC  27560
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