* Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> [100412 07:10]:
> I think we need to investigate this more.  It's not going to look good
> for the project if people find that a hot standby server runs two
> orders of magnitude slower than the primary.

Yes, it's not "good", but it's a known problem.  We've had people
complaining that wal-replay can't keep up with a wal stream from a heavy

The master producing the wal stream has $XXX seperate read/modify
processes working over the data dir, and is bottle-necked by the
serialized WAL stream.  All the seek+read delays are parallized and

But on the slave (traditionally PITR slave, now also HS/SR), has al
lthat read-modify-write happening in a single thread fasion, meaning
that WAL record $X+1 waits until the buffer $X needs to modify is read
in.  All the seek+read delays are serialized.

You can optimize that by keepdng more of them in buffers (shared, or OS
cache), but the WAL producer, by it's very nature being a
multi-task-io-load producing random read/write is always going to go
quicker than single-stream random-io WAL consumer...


Aidan Van Dyk                                             Create like a god,
ai...@highrise.ca                                       command like a king,
http://www.highrise.ca/                                   work like a slave.

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