Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> Well, the problem of "find out the box's physical RAM" is doubtless
> solvable if we're willing to put enough sweat and tears into it, but
> I'm dubious that it's worth the trouble. The harder part is how to know
> if the box is supposed to be dedicated to the database. Bear in mind
> that the starting point of this debate was the idea that we're talking
> about an inexperienced DBA who doesn't know about any configuration knob
> we might provide for the purpose.
It seems to me that pgfincore has the smarts we need to know about that,
and that Cédric has code and refenrences for making it work on all
platforms we care about (linux, bsd, windows for starters).
Then we could have a pretty decent snapshot of the information, and
maybe a background worker of some sort would be able to refresh the
information while the server is running.
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