Greg Smith <> writes:
> On 07/17/2012 06:56 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Furthermore, I would say that any performance testing done since then,
>> if it wasn't looking at purely read-only scenarios, isn't worth the
>> electrons it's written on.  In particular, any performance gain that
>> anybody might have attributed to the checkpointer splitup is very
>> probably hogwash.

> There hasn't been any performance testing that suggested the 
> checkpointer splitup was justified.  The stuff I did showed it being 
> flat out negative for a subset of pgbench oriented cases, which didn't 
> seem real-world enough to disprove it as the right thing to do though.

Just to clarify, I'm not saying that this means we should revert the
checkpointer split.  What I *am* worried about is that we may have been
hacking other things on the basis of faulty performance tests.

                        regards, tom lane

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