Josh Berkus <> writes:
>> If we could do that on *all* platforms, I might be for it, but we only
>> know how to get that number on some platforms. 

> I don't see what's wrong with using it where we can get it, and not
> using it where we can't.

Because then we still need to define, and document, a sensible behavior
on the machines where we can't get it.  And document that we do it two
different ways, and document which machines we do it which way on.

>> There's also the issue
>> of whether we really want to assume that the machine is dedicated to
>> Postgres, which IMO is an implicit assumption of any default that scales
>> itself to physical RAM.

> 10% isn't assuming dedicated.


                        regards, tom lane

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